AFP on Polish Cinema Success
March 17, 2015 Agence France Presse published on Yahoo! an article about the success of Polish cinema “3, 2, 1… action! Polish cinema up and rolling again” by Bernard Osser. Beneath we present some fragments. The whole article is available at finance.yahoo.com.
[Polish cinema is back]
The revival comes in large measure thanks to a savvy system of film financing forged a decade ago to capitalise on the explosive growth of Poland’s audiovisual market after communism’s demise.
PISF is the financing motor behind the newfound success of Polish cinema. It was created in 2005 and was in large part inspired by its French counterpart.
“Today, we have one of the best systems of financing film in Europe,” said Szumowska, of PISF’s market-driven success.
[Focus on new talents]
“It is much easier for a young director to start out in Poland than in France, where the system is really patriarchal,” said Rafael Lewandowski, a 44-year-old Franco-Polish director.
“Since its founding, PISF has funded more than 130 debut films,” said Odorowicz. The public has followed suit.
The whole article “3, 2, 1… action! Polish cinema up and rolling again” by Bernard Osser is available at finance.yahoo.com.