MARCIN WRONA'S "DEMON" WINS AT FILM FESTIVALS ABROAD
Demon, a film directed by Marcin Wrona and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has received acclaim at international film festivals in the United States and Israel.
Award at Fantastic Fest in Austin
The first international award for Demon came from the Fantastic Fest in Austin (USA). Marcin Wrona’s latest feature received the festival’s award for Best Horror Feature.
Award at Haifa IFF
Demon was also recognized at the Haifa International Film Festival, winning the festival’s award for best film in the ‘Between Judaism and Israelism’ Competition.
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.
World Premiere in Toronto
Demon had its world premiere in the Vanguard section of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival.
Demon Released Theatrically in Poland on October 16
The film’s Polish premiere took place at the 40th Gdynia Film Festival, where Demon screened in Main Competition. Demon will be released theatrically in Poland on October 16. Distribution in Poland is handled by Kino Świat.
Translated by Karolina Kołtun