Clergy supera los 4 millones de entradas en Polonia y consigue distribución internacional
por Ola Salwa
- La película de Wojciech Smarzowski está a punto de colarse entre las tres películas polacas más populares desde el 1989
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Clergy [+lee también:
entrevista: Wojciech Smarzowski
ficha del filme], which revolves around three priests (played by Arkadiusz Jakubik, Jacek Braciak and Robert Więckiewicz), has proven to be an utter sensation in its native Poland. In just four weeks since the film’s initial release, it has racked up over four million admissions, thus landing the fourth spot in the chart of all-time box-office smashes in Poland (since 1989). The top three are Quo Vadis by Jerzy Kawalerowicz (4.3 million), Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania by Andrzej Wajda (6.1 million) and With Fire and Sword by Jerzy Hoffman (7.1 million).
Clergy is also being screened abroad. The film has been sold to Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Ireland, the UK, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the USA and Canada, according to the Polish distributor of the film, Kino Świat, which is also handling the world sales. After its opening weekend in the UK and Ireland, the film grossed over $1.32 million, which is the best result ever achieved by any Polish film released in this territory, according to Kino Świat.
Clergy is naturally the most popular title in Smarzowski’s filmography so far, but his previous films also piqued audiences’ interest. Hatred [+lee también:
ficha del filme], about a genocide in the Volhynia region during World War II, racked up 1.49 million admissions and was the third most popular film of 2016 (following hot on the heels of the rom-com Planet Single [+lee también:
ficha del filme] and the action-drama Pitbull: Dangerous Women [+lee también:
ficha del filme]). Traffic Department [+lee también:
entrevista: Wojtek Smarzowski
ficha del filme] was the most popular Polish film of 2013, amassing 1.025 million admissions.
Clergy and its immensely impressive attendance figures have contributed to the constantly growing local box office. As of October 2018, there have been 15 million admissions for Polish films this year – already 1.5 million more than in 2017 (a year in which there were 56 million admissions to all films of all nationalities).
The overall box-office figures are sure to grow even more by the end of this year, with two rom-com premieres coming up (Planet Single 2 by Sam Akina and Love Is Everything [+lee también:
ficha del filme] by Michał Kwieciński) as well as the opening of Fugue [+lee también:
entrevista: Agnieszka Smoczyńska
ficha del filme] by Agnieszka Smoczyńska, which premiered in the Critics’ Week at Cannes.
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