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Greenaway to shoot in Poland


Talented British director Peter Greenaway (The Belly of an Architect, Prospero’s Books) will shoot a part of his new film, Nightwatching, in Wrocław, Poland. The Polish Film Institute is also backing the film to the tune of 25%

. The film is a co-production between the Netherlands, the UK, France and Poland, with a total budget of €5.1m. The Polish producer is Piotr Mularuk of Yeti Films (co-producer with Goldkind Film Produktion of Wholetrain by Florian Gaag), while executive production is in the hands of Dutch outfit The Kasander Film Company.

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In Nightwatching, Greenaway recounts a tragic period in the life of Rembrandt van Rijn (played by Matthew MacFadyen), when the artist loses his wife and three children and when he paints, by request, one of his most famous paintings, The Night Watch.

This is not the first time that Wrocław (which will “play” Amsterdam in Greenaway’s film) has been shot as a Dutch town. In 1997, Mike van Diem used the town’s décor to recreate the Rotterdam at the beginning of the 20th century in Karakter (the 1997 Best Foreign Film Oscar winner).

Shooting on Greenway’s new film is expected to start in June.

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(Translated from French)

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