WARNER BROS. PICTURES teams with MADANTS to produce adaptation of Dorota Masłowska’s OTHER PEOPLE
Warner Bros Pictures expands on Polish local film production with OTHER PEOPLE.
OTHER PEOPLE is based on the 2018 acclaimed novel by Dorota Masłowska. Since her award-winning 2002 debut “Snow White and Russian Red”, Masłowska has continued to be a sharp voice of her generation and uncompromising social commentor.
The movie will be directed by Aleksandra Terpińska.
Terpińska’s short “The Best Fireworks Ever” is the winner of Canal+ Award at 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Other People will mark her feature debut.
OTHER PEOPLE is a vibrant and engaging story of modern love and lack of love. Set in today’s Warsaw, it will flow to the pulsatory beat of hip-hop.
At first glance, Iwona and Kamil could not be more different. She is a bored desperate housewife living in luxury. He is thirty-two and stuck in the projects, spending his days dreaming of a career in hip-hop and taking on random jobs.
Their affair seems meaningless but makes them examine their life choices and see those around them in a new light. It is a love story set in the time of deteriorating human relations, lifetime mortgages, box diets, cheap wine and constant white noise of social media.
OTHER PEOPLE will live on the original music produced by Auer. A close collaborator of Pezet and his label Koka Beats, Auer is one of the most recognizable Polish DJs and producers.
Terpińska will direct from her own script, based on Masłowska’s novel “Other People”.
Bartosz Bieniek (Scaffolding, Kult-film) joins as director of photography.
The producers are Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska and Beata Rzeźniczek of international company MADANTS. Śmieja-Rostworowska worked on Wojciech Smarzowski’s “The Mighty Angel” and Agnieszka Holland’s “Mr. Jones” etc. In 2018, MADANTS co-produced “High Life” by Claire Denis starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche et al.
Extensive castings for OTHER PEOPLE are currently in progress.
Principal photography will begin at the end of 2019.
A WARNER BROS. PICTURES / MADANTS production, OTHER PEOPLE is currently set to release in theaters in 2020. The movie is also co-produced by Alcatraz Films of France (High Life, Sieranevada, Blue is the Warmest Color) and Mazovia Warsaw Film Fund. Co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, OTHER PEOPLE will be distributed by Warner Bros. Entertainment Polska.