"Demon" Released in the US
Demon, a film directed by Marcin Wrona and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in the United States on September 9.
Demon by Marcin Wrona was released theatrically in the United States on September 9, 2016. Distribution is handled by The Orchard. Demon was released theatrically in Brazil on May 12 and in Germany on July 28.
Piotr, known to his friends as ‘Python’ (played by Itay Tiran, known for his performance in Lebanon), comes to Poland from England to marry his beautiful fiancée Żaneta (Agnieszka Żulewska). He plans to build a nest for himself and his new bride in the old house he receives as a wedding gift from his future father-in-law. Things become complicated when — a day before the wedding — he finds human remains buried on the premises. Meanwhile the celebrations begin. Wedding guests, including Żaneta’s brother Jasny (Tomasz Schuchardt), begin to notice something strange happening to the groom.
In addition to the actors mentioned above, Demon features supporting performances by Adam Woronowicz, Włodzimierz Press and Cezary Kosiński. The film was lensed by Paweł Flis and scored by Marcin Macuk, with additional pieces by Krzysztof Penderecki. The script was written by Marcin Wrona and Paweł Maślona. Demon was produced by Magnet Man Film, co-produced by TransFax Film Productions, The Chimney Pot, Wajda Studio, the Krakow Festival Office, Instytucja Filmowa Silesia-Film, Lava Films, and Telewizja Polska, and was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Demon Released Theatrically in Poland on October 16
Demon had its Polish premiere at the 40th Gdynia Film Festival, screening in Main Competition. The film was released theatrically across Poland on October 16, 2015. Distribution in Poland is handled by Kino Świat.
Awards at International Film Festivals
Marcin Wrona’s Demon had its world premiere at the 40th Toronto IFF. The film was also recognized at film festivals in Austin (Best Horror Feature) and Haifa (Best Film in the ‘Between Judaism and Israelism’ Competition). The film also received the award for Best Cinematography (by DoP Paweł Flis) at the Sitges festival.