Weir and Producers on The Way Back [Video]

Right before the Polish premiere of Peter Weir’s latest feature The Way Back (Polish title: Niepokonani), we spoke to the director and to producers Joni Levin and Keith R. Clarke (who also co-write the script). The creators of The Way Back talked about their own long way in the making of this project, about working on set, and about their Polish inspiration.

Australian-born filmmaker Peter Weir, director of such acclaimed films as Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), Dead Poets Society (1989), Witness (1985), The Truman Show (1998), and Fearless (1993).

In his latest feature, based on memoirs by Sławomir Rawicz, Peter Weir tells the story of a group of convicts who escape from a Soviet gulag camp. After a long and strenuous journey they reach India, having covered over 6,000 kilometres. The Way Back features Ed Harris (winner of a Golden Globe award for his role in Peter Weir’s The Truman Show and Oscar-nominee for The Hours, Pollock, and Apollo 13), Colin Farrell (star of Ondine and Alexander), and Romanian actor Dragos Bucur (who, alongside Agata Buzek, was one of the Shooting Stars at last year’s Berlin International Film Festival).

The Way Back was produced with financial support from the Polish Film Institute.

 

Translated by Karolina Kołtun

 

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08.04.2011