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Wojciech Smarzowski's comedy W2 wraps up filming in Latvia

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- The Polish-Latvian co-production was filmed in the Baltic republic from 31 July to 14 August and is set to continue until November

Wojciech Smarzowski's comedy W2 wraps up filming in Latvia
Actress Agata Kulesza and actor Robert Więckiewicz

Polish director Wojciech Smarzowski has recently wrapped the Latvian shoot of his new project, a comedy entitled W2, a sequel of his 2004 film The Wedding. The production follows the director's box office hit Clergy [+see also:
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(2018), a drama about the sins committed by the Catholic Church in Poland and dealing with several controversial themes, such as corruption, paedophilia and alcoholism.

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The shooting of W2 took place from 31 July to 14 August in Tukums and in the Cibla region, and saw the participation of Latvian actor Juris Gornavs, as well as local crew and extras. Filming is planned to continue until November.

The script, penned by the director himself, revolves around a family attending a wedding. In the background of this event, we follow the family's complex relationships and destiny. The dynamic storyline involves love, jealousy, financial machinations and even blackmailing. Gradually, the modern-time plot mixes together with historical events that took place during the Second World War, and grandfather Antoni (or, as he was called in his young years, Antek) takes the lead.

The main cast includes actors Agata Kulesza, Robert Więckiewicz, Michalina Łabacz, Mateusz Więcławek and Arkadiusz Jakubik. Piotr Sobociński Jr. (Corpus Christi [+see also:
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, From Love) is serving as the director of photography, whilst Mikołaj Trzaska will handle the score (Clergy, Pity [+see also:
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) and Marek Warszewski will be in charge of the production design (The Mute [+see also:
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, the TV series The Mire).

W2 is co-produced by Poland's Studio Metrage and Latvia's Tasse Film. The project also received support from the National Film Centre of Latvia and the Polish Film Institute. The film is slated for release in autumn 2021.

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