Media Luna boards Tadeusz Kantor biopic, co-produces first movie

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Media Luna boards Tadeusz Kantor biopic, co-produces first movie
Exclusive: Jan Hryniak directs film about Polish artist.

Germany-based sales outfit Media Luna New Films has picked up international rights to Jan Hryniak’s Kantor.

The film is a biopic of charismatic and versatile 20th Century Polish painter Tadeusz Kantor [pictured].

Media Luna New FilmsIda Martins revealed the news to Screen on the eve of this year’s Polish Days at the New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw (August 3-13).

The film stars Borys Szyc (Spoor) as Kantor, alongside stage actress Paulina Puslednik as Kantor’s first wife, and Agnieszka Podsiadlik (Baby Bump) as his second wife.

Produced by Studio Rewers, the biopic chronicles Kantor’s childhood through secondary school in Tarnow, his graduation from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and activities in the city’s artistic community as well as his international successes from the 1960s until his death in 1990.

Director Jan Hryniak previously made Polish features The Third, Trick and The
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