Shooting Wraps on "Sponsoring"

July 19 was the last day of shooting Sponsoring, the latest feature project by Małgorzata Szumowska, director of 33 sceny z życia (33 Scenes from Life). The film was shot in Paris and Cologne. The director of photography was Michał Englert whose previous works include Wszystko co kocham (All That I Love) and 33 sceny z życia (33 Scenes from Life), while the script was co-written by Danish screenwriter Tina Byrckel.


Sponsoring is an international co-production between Zentropa International Poland, Zentropa International Köln, the French company Slot Machine, and Canal+. The cast includes Academy Award-winner and César-winner Juliette Binoche, Krystyna Janda, Joanna Kulig, Andrzej Chyra, Anais Demoustier (winner of the Crystal Globe for Best Actress at this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for her role in Sweet Evil), and Louis-Do de Lencquesaing.

The film tells the story of Anna (Juliette Binoche) – a well-to-do journalist writing an article about prostitution among university students. While working on her piece, she meets two girls who prostitute themselves – Charlotte (Anais Demoustier) and Alicja (Joanna Kulig). They introduce her to the world of love for sale. A world that is appalling, yet at the same time – to Anna’s own surprise – somewhat appealing.

Sponsoring will be released in theatres in 2011. The film’s Polish distributor is Kino Świat.

Press release. Photo by Marion Stalens.


Translated by Karolina Kołtun