An international co-production known as True Crimes is currently shooting in Krakow.

Izabela Helbin, Head of the Krakow Festival Office,  Discusses the Project

Izabela Helbin, head of the Krakow Festival Office, lists the advantages of city placement:

“Krakow has become a veritable film city. It is a source of great pride to know that we have succeeded in landing a major international production such as True Crimes. This helps build our image by having the city appear in the film, and increases our promotional potential as a shooting location among producers from around the world, leading to new projects being based in Krakow.”

She adds:”The city of Krakow has recently been featured in a number of films, including Czerwony pająk (Red Spider), Pod Mocnym Aniołem (The Mighty Angel), Pani z przedszkola (All About My Parents), Uwikłanie, and the oft mentioned Bollywood production Aazaan. True Crimes is a psychological thriller with a strong international cast. The film stars Jim Carrey and features performances by the excellent Charlotte Gainsbourg, Agata Kulesza and Robert Więckiewicz. It is notably one of the few international productions with such strong Polish presence, produced in the English language and intended for a world-wide release. A large part of the film crew is based in Krakow, and all the principal photography will be filmed in our city.”

The Filmmakers

True Crimes is directed by Greek director Alexandros Avranas, whose most recent film Miss Violence received the Silver Lion at the Venice IFF. The producer behind True Crimes is Brett Ratner (X-Men 3: The Last Stand and the Rush Hour series). The script was written by Jeremy Brock (Brideshead Revisited, The Last King of Scotland). Other names attached to the project include John Cheng (Mirror, Mirror), David Gerson, Jeffrey Soros, and Simon Horsman of the Los Angeles Media Fund.

The Cast

Agata Kulesza and Jim Carrey on the set of True Crimes, photo by Bartosz Mrozowski, press materials

True Crimes stars Jim Carrey, known for his performance in Man on the Moon, The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and The Mask, British actress and winner of the Golden palm at the Cannes IFF — Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac, Antichrist, The Tree, Melancholia); Marton Csokas (The Equalizer, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Amazing Spider-Man 2); Kati Outinen (winner of the award for Best Actress in Cannes for her performance in The Man Without a Past), and Eleni Roussinou (Miss Violence).

Polish Filmmakers Attached to True Crimes

The film is lensed by Michał Englert, whose previous credits include Body/Ciało (Body), Pani z przedszkola (All About My Parents), Nieulotne (Lasting), W imię… (In the Name Of), Sponsoring (Elles), and 33 sceny z życia (33 Scenes from Life). The film’s international cast also includes several Polish actors, including Agata Kulesza, known for her performance in Ida, Pod Mocnym Aniołem (The Mighty Angel), Pani z przedszkola (All About My Parents) and Sala samobójców (Suicide Room), Robert Więckiewicz, whose credits include (Pod Mocnym Aniołem (The Mighty Angel, Wałęsa. Czowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa. Man of Hope), W ciemności (In Darkness), Wymyk (Courage), and Dom zły (Dark House), Anna Polony of Rewers (The Reverse) and Dekalog VII (The Decalogue VII), and Zbigniew Zamachowski, whose most recent acting credits include Bogowie (Gods) and Jack Strong.

A Film Supported by the Polish Film Institute

True Crimes is co-produced by the Krakow Festival Office, the Krakow Film Commission [Pod Mocnym Aniołem (The Mighty Angel), Pani z przedszkola (All About My Parents), Czerwony Pająk (Red Spider), Obława (Manhunt), Nieulotne (Lasting), Uwikłanie), and Opus Film. Filming is taking place in Krakow, with full support of the city authorities. The film has also received support from the Polish Film Institute and the Los Angeles Media Fund.

Further details are available at: www.film-commission.pl

Based on the press release

Translated by Karolina Kołtun