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Marcin Wrona, Director of Toronto Film ‘Demon,’ Found Dead in Poland

Marcin Wrona, Director of Toronto Film ‘Demon,’ Found Dead in Poland
Marcin Wrona, the director of the Polish horror film “Demon,” which made its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival last week, was found dead in a hotel room in Poland on Friday night. He was 42.

Polish police are currently investigating the death, according to family friend and publicist Jim Dobson.

Wrona was preparing for the Polish premiere of “Demon” at the Gdynia Film Festival. The movie was also set to bow at the upcoming Fantastic Fest in Austin and the Sitges Film Festival. It was slated for a theatrical release in Poland in October.

“As the organizers of the festival and at the same time friends of Marcin, we are deeply shocked and saddened by this information,” the organizers of the 40th Gdynia Film Festival said in a statement. “We would like to express our sincere condolences to the wife of the director and all the people who were close to him.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Trailer For Polish Arthouse Crime-Thriller The Christening Does Everything Right.

Soon to have its international premiere at the San Sebastian film festival, Marcin Wrona's The Christening (Chrzest) looks to be the sort of artful, relationship based spin on a crime thriller that drive voters wild come award time. In fact, the film already has been awarded, picking up multiple nods at Poland's Gdynia Film Festival. The first person I showed this to described it as equal parts Brothers and A History of Violence, which seems fair enough, but for those who want something more specific, here's how San Sebastian described it when announcing its selection:

The script is loosely based on the real story of a man from the Polish provinces who, after operating as a criminal in his home town, finds himself in Warsaw. He hopes to change his luck and to escape from the criminal past he left behind. Unfortunately, there is a mafia sentence against him.
See full article at Screen Anarchy »

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