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CENTRALA

MOVIES GUIDE BOOK


ABOUT CETRALA

Centrala operates in film industrie since 2004. The team consists of people coming from diverse work backgrounds: Jacek Nagłowski, Agnieszka Janowska, Paweł Kosuń. Every project we start, we treat individually, trying to carry out the production with focus on the best possible artistic effect. We actively participate in international workshops, trainings and pitchings making an effort to acquire international funding and wide distribution opportunities for the films we make. We produce documentaries, feature films and animations, we also render services in the field of film production organisation.


MOVIES IN DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION


GIRL FROM THE COMPUTER Short 2D animation / cross-media project about the contemporary art directed for children aged from about 7-12 years. Inspired by the book S.Z.T.U.K.A [in Germany relased as “Sommerschnee und Wurstmaschine: Sehr moderne Kunst aus aller Welt”] written by Sebastian Cichocki.

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Development French, German and others co-producers

lenght • 15 episodes x 12 min director • Vacat financing • Applied for development fund from Polish Film Institute

logline The series about Ann Lee is a story of discovering one’s own identity. It takes place on the inside – through acquisition of new, human qualities and becoming a full being, and on the outside – through looking for her parents. cross media aim On basis of animation, we plan to build the whole world of AnnLee, starting with mobile applications designed for smartphones, which would actively engage children in learning about the world of art, through social networking sites, to computer games. Our ambition is to involve children in creating the content. We would like the kids to transform from passive observers to active creators, thanks to AnnLee. A sample game would be about building a work of art, not about destroying another “alien”. Community site is to give opportunity to exchange experiences and to show the work of art created earlier in the application or in the game. In this way, we plan to develop a small experimental field for child’s imagination. AnnLee is to be a mentor and a guide in the virtual world of art.


description Two artists/performers decide to break into the animation studio, which mass-produces pop culture icons and animated characters for advertisements. Through the internet, they break into the character data base of a big animation studio and they implant one of the characters, Ann Lee, a trojan virus, whichi links her with artists from around the world. Ann Lee comes to life. A non-living creature is brought to life. Who is she? – it is the first question she asks herself after gaining consciousness. Her only trace is trojan, which records every single use of her character by the artists. Ann Lee follows herself in the internet, she can move anywhere in a flash. She gets an impulse and materializes in different parts of the world. Despite her mobility, Ann Lee has a huge flaw. She cannot experience emotions; the world of feelings is completely unknown to her. This is why, while entering the world, she needs a guide, who will introduce and teach her the human behaviour. It is the children who she chooses to help her. Those are very important encounters, as Ann Lee acquires human features – she learns to feel affection, empathy, to

forgive and to get angry. Her character/avatar takes a step towards humanity. Her transformation always takes place when helped by her companions – the children (there should be a great variety of kids when it comes to their gender, temperaments, characters, etc. Ann Lee is pursued by two characters called A1 and A2. Those two mysterious twin-looking figures are send by the animation studio, which created Ann Lee. Their purpose is unknown. It is unrevealed if they are meant to catch Ann Lee and to remove her from places and art works, in which her character has been used, to annihilate her completely or perhaps to restore her to her previous status.


MONK FROM THE SEA Thailand. Twenty two years old corporate employee being under the pressure of the family becomes a buddhist monk and gets to the monastery. But he doesn’t have to worry, it’s just for a week, like in thousends similar cases there. Will that change anything in his life?

logline Tum enters a Buddhist monastery, which gets regularly flooded by the ocean. Consecration to a short-term monk is an initiation ritual in Thailand. I want to watch a road which is followed by thousands of Thai men. Is this a redemption or a meaningless episode in their lives? Movie’s rhythm will be defined by two realities. One will be chaotic word before Tum’s consecration. The other will be a routine life of monk.

status • Development what we need • Coproducers, presale, international sales agent director • Rafał Skalski lenght • 52 min type • Documentary financing • Polish Film Institute, Polish National TV coproducers • French - Hautles Mains Productions looking financing • 40.000 euro

I want to show an universal story of my generation that is lost in their lives, a story about “drowning” values and resistance put up by religion.


KIWI-FLAVOURED CAULIFLOWERS Little town. MIREK, 20, dreams of becoming a chef of a big restaurant but his dishes, just like he himself, lack craziness. For three scorching hot and tragicomical weeks his suffering from Alzheimer disease GRANDPA 70, and seeking her sexual identity AGATA, 22, who visits the town with a summer camp group of kids, will teach him how life and dishes can be tasted in a way that he has never had the courage to try before.

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In development German co-producers

director • Tomasz Jurkiewicz type • Feature movie lenght • 90min financing • Already got development fund from Polish Film Institute estimated budget • 1,150,000 euro

directors note „Kiwi-flavored cauliflowers” is an intimate, tragicomic look at maturation. The period in people’s life, whenone can become everybody and nobody, when one can make important decisions about ones future or runaway from them forever, conform with the others or revolt – in the most beautiful way possible, causewithout being aware of failure, lost chances and passing time. I would like to present maturation in a poetical way with the elements of mild satire and commentson contemporary Central-European reality. However, what I carry about the most, is that this way isauthentic and touching. I would like to create a picture, which tells a story of ordinary people and their “little big” issues, with a sad smile at the same time imperceptibly changing reality into poetry. In otherwords, turning a story about common people into an universal allegory about each of us.


RETURNS OF AGNIESZKA H. The documentary titled Powroty Agnieszki H. (Returns of Agnieszka H.) will be a multi-layered story of the director’s youth, spend during her studies at FAMU in Prague, and her fascination with the Czech culture, which remained with her until today.

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Development International sales, pre sales, french co-producer

Jacek Petrycki, Krystyna Krauze director • Documentary type • Polish Film Institute, Czech Public Television, Czech Film Institute, financing • FAMU, Maur Film, National Film Archiv, HBO [not pre sale]

synopsis In 2012, Holland finished the shooting of a three-episode series for HBO titled Płonacy krzew (Burning bush), penned by a young FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) graduate - Štepán Hulík. The series treats about the events leading to death of Jan Palach, who became a symbol of the tragic protest against the occupation of Czechoslovakia by the troops of the Warsaw Pact. It seems symbolic that the director of this feature is Polish (a contemporary of Jan Palach), who was an eyewitness to the events that had become the base of the script. Few people may know that Agnieszka Holland was an active participant of the protests at FAMU She was heavily involved in the opposition movement; she communicated with Czech dissidents and made contact with a group of so-called taternicy. She was arrested in January 1970, stood the trial and got eight-month suspended sentence. A co-defendant in this trial, Laco Mravec (presently an adviser to President Klaus) was sentenced to 18 month imprisonment. He served the entire sentence. Agnieszka Holland spent almost 2 months in custody. She used her memories while starring in a legendary film Przesłuchanie (Interrogation) by Ryszard Bugajski. In the time of her exile, Holland hadn’t forgotten about her Czech friends – she kept in touch with oppositionists and, in 1989, she actively joined the Velvet Revolution. The authors of the documentary consider this project to be another return of the director to the times of her youth.We would like to show the impact of her experiences from the years 1966-1971 on her life and her film work.


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GOTTLAND Inspired by of the book “Gottland” by M.Szczygieł, a cross-genre film based on selected parts of the international bestseller Gottland (European book of the year 2009) by Mariusz Szczygiel.

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Bohdan Bláhovec; Viera Čakányová, Petr Hátle, Rozalie director • Kohoutová, Lukáš Kokeš, Radovan Síbrt, Klára Tasovská Documentary type • 7 episodes x 24 min lenght • Polish Film Institute, Czech Public Television, financing • Czech Film Institute, FAMU, Bfilm

7 documentarists – students of Prague famous film school FAMU – observe the Czech history from the losers’ point of view and examine the neuralgic points of Czech and European history and so called “heroes” of the Czech nation. The name Gottland refers to a famous Czech singer Karel Gott, one of the most popular popmusic singers in the central Europe. Karel Gott himself became a symbol for the succesful, and hardworking citizen of the Czech lands, who has stayed perfectly neutral for last 60 years. He is the only real hero for the Czech nation, sometimes even reaching up to the god status.


LOST IN MUNICH

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The story of the visit to Prague by a 90-yearold parrot that previously belonged to the former French Prime Minister Daladier, who was one of the signatories of the Munich Agreement. During the press conference, held by the French Institute, steals a reporter who is just going through a midlife crisis steals the parrot. What the parrot then tells him changes the perspective on this traumatic event in Czech history.

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Petr Zelenka Feature movie • Polish Film Institute, Czech Film Institute, Barandov Studio, Czech Public Television Czech / Polish Poland - Gutek Film •

Sir „P“, a ninety-year old grey parrot, which belonged to Edouard Daladier, finds itself invited to the French Institute in Prague, as a living relic of history, specifically the Munich Pact, which Daladier signed on behalf of France. To this day, Sir „P“ can repeat various important sentences of Daladier. A press conference is organized to promote the parrot’s visit. Consequently, in dramatic fashion, Czech journalist Pavel abducts the parrot, setting off an unwanted international scandal, mainly because of the bird’s habit of making controversial quotes attributable to his late master. The French authorities managing the crisis decide upon a radical solution: assassinate the national treasure. But that’s only half the story… The film is the torso of an unfinished feature with serious cinematic intentions. What follows is a 50-minute Making Of documentary, which, on the surface, gives a behind-the-scenes look into an international co-production, while all the while continuing to explore the emotional territory and political/historical themes established in the ill-fated feature.


SELECTION OF MOVIES PRODUCED BY CENTRALA


KWIEKULIK

by A. Zakrzewska, J. Turowicz, 52 min., HD, PL financing awards

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Polish Film Institute, Polish National Television - TVP Special Mention on Krakov Film Festival (for the reference to the tradition of the Polish avant-garde)

LA MACHINA

by Thierry Paladino, 52 min., HD, PL/FR

DOCUMENTARIES

financing

Polish National Television – TVP, Polish Film Institute, FRANCE TELEVISIONS POLE FRANCE, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, en partenariat avec le CNC, Département des Alpes-Maritimes en partenariat avec le CNC, PROCIREP – Société des producteurs, ANGOA

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Audience Award – Planete Doc Review Prix du Jury Jeune – Festival du film d’éducation Evreux

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THE CLINIC

by Tomasz Wolski, 29 min., HD, PL financing awards

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Polish Film Institute Jean Vigo award – best direction – Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival Grand Prix – DokumentArt Grand Prix – Slamdance on the Road Special mention – Krakov Film Festival Grand Prix – Era New Horizons IFF

GUGARA

by Andrzej Dybczak, Jacek Nagłowski, 68 min., 35mm/HD, PL financing awards (selected)

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Polish Film Institute The Intangible Heritage Award – Cinema du Real Golden Hobby – Horse – Krakov Film Festival Award of the Polish Television – Krakov Film Festival Grand Prix – Parnu International Documentary and Antropology Festival Award for the best photography – Montreal First Peoples’ Festival

international sales

Deckert Distribution

pre sale

Al Jazzera English


THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER

by Piotr Stasik, 30 min., HD, PL financing • Polish Film Institute, Polish National Television - TVP awards (selected)

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THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER K O N I E C

Golden Frog – Grand Prix – Camerimages Remembrance and Future – GoEast SILVER NANOOK – Flahertiana Dyplom – MINSK IFF Listapad Aix-en-Provence – Prix RTP2 Onda Curta, Festival Tous Courts A

D O C U M E N T A R Y F I L M

FAR FROM THE CITY

by Maciej Cuske, 54 min., HD, PL financing

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Polish Film Institute

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ANTON IN THE SHADOW

by Julia Kowalski, 28 min., HDV, PL/FR financing • CNC, la Procirep-Angoa, la Scam, Brouillon d’un rêve, la Région des Pays de la Loire, Polish Film Institute, Télénantes

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ABOVE THE PAVEMENTS

by Piotr Stasik, 20 min., HD, PL financing • Polish Film Institute, Polish National Television TVP


IN THE SHADOW

FEATURE FILMS

by David Ondricek, 106 min., 35 mm, CZ/PL/SL financing • Polish Film Institute, Eurimage, Media 18, Barrandov, RWE, Low Silesia Film Fund, Cracovia Film Fund, City of Lodz, NOVA, Television, Falcon, Trigon, Audiovizualny Fund SK, United King Films, Czech Railway, HBO, City of Praha awards • Award of the Association of Czech (selected) Film Critics for the Best Picture, the Best Direction, the Best Actor and the Best Music; • Czech Oscar Candidate website • http://intheshadow.pl/

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IF YOU GO AWAY

by Ewa Stankiewicz, 100 min, 35mm, PL/GER financing • Polish Film Institute, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, Polish National Television, Low Silesia Film Fund, ZDF, Arte awards

CATATONIA

by Jacek Nagłowski, 62 min., 35mm, PL financing • Polish Film Institute, Toya, Polish National Television awards

Jantar for the best cinematography at the Koszalin Film Festival “Young and Cinema”

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HOW TO LIVE

by Szymon Jakubowski, 92 min., 35mm, PLf financing • Polish Film Institute, Vision Film, admissions • 120 000 distribution • VIsion Film Dirstribution Company

Polish Film Festival in Gdynia for the best independent film, International Independent Film Festival Off Cinema, Poznan 2004, Grand Prix – “Golden Castle” for the best independent film

IF FISH COULD TALK

by Tomek Jurkiewicz, 28 min., Red One, PL financing • Polish Filmmakers Association, Kreativa, Stars awards

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Machulski Prize for the best photography, Special mention on XIV Patras International Film Festival Greece

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