Letnie przesilenie (Summer Solstice), a film directed by Michał Rogalski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will be released theatrically in Germany on October 22, 2015.

German Premiere on October 22

Michał Rogalski’s Letnie przesilenie (Summer Solstice) will be released theatrically in Germany on October 22, 2015. Distribution in Germany is handled by Berlin-based farbfilm verleih. The film’s German title is Unser letzter Sommer.

Letnie przesilenie (Summer Solstice)

Romek and Guido are 17 years old and have their whole lives ahead of them. Their dreams are no different from those of other teenage boys; they want to listen to music, dance the swing, date girls. If they had met under any other circumstances, they might have become best friends. Unfortunately they meet in 1943. Guido is a member of the Nazi military police, stationed in rural Poland. Romek is helping his single mother, working as a railwayman’s helper. One day the events that up till then had served as the backdrop begin to catch up with them, brutally forcing their way into their lives. Responsibilities take centre stage, while fear takes away everything that had previously brought them joy.

Polish-German Co-Production Supported by the Polish Film Institute

The film was written and directed by Michał Rogalski, and lensed by Jerzy Zieliński. Letnie przesilenie (Summer Solstice) was produced by Prasa i Film (Poland) and Sunday Filmproduktion GmbH (Germany), co-produced by TVP S.A., WFDiF, Odra-Film, Studio Produkcyjne Orka, Mafilm, RBB – Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, and Synchron- und Tonstudio Leipzig, and was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF), and Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA).

World sales are handled by Wide Management.

The film stars Filip Piotrowicz, Jonas Nay and Urszula Bogucka, with supporting performances by Bartłomiej Topa, Agnieszka Krukówna, Maria Semotiuk, Gerdy Zint, and Krzysztof Czeczot.

World Premiere and Award for Best Screenplay in Montreal

Letnie przesilenie (Summer Solstice) had its world premiere at the 39th World Film Festival in Montreal, where Michał Rogalski received the award for Best Screenplay.

Polish Premiere and Awards at 40th Gdynia Film Festival

The film had its Polish premiere at the 40th Gdynia Film Festival, screening in Main Competition. Jerzy Zieliński received the award for Best Cinematography, while Maria Semotiuk was recognized as Best Supporting Actress.

Theatrical Release in Poland Scheduled for Spring 2016

Letnie przesilenie (Summer Solstice) is set for a theatrical release in Poland in the spring of 2016.

Translated by Karolina Kołtun