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Poland Welcomes More Foreign Film Shoots, From ‘In the Lost Lands’ to ‘The Girl With the Needle’: ‘We Can Do It’

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Marta Balaga Following “The Zone of Interest,” Jesse Eisenberg’s “A Real Pain” and Berlinale offering “Treasure,” about a Holocaust survivor, the latter starring Stephen Fry and Lena Dunham, Poland might be welcoming more foreign shoots in the future. “I would always be willing to return and shoot in Poland,” says “Treasure” director Julia von Heinz. “Our co-producer Mariusz Włodarski from Lava Films realized that during the tenure of the Law and Justice [PiS] government, there was no chance of obtaining public funding for a story where Polish people are portrayed not just as victims and heroes, but as complex human beings.

Now, our film is embraced there.” General director of the Polish Film Institute, Radosław Śmigulski, was dismissed in April, after parliamentary elections ended the domination of the right-wing party.

Kamila Dorbach will be temporarily taking over his duties. “This restriction limited us to eight days in Poland, but we were fortunate to secure some of the finest Polish cast and crew members.

We filmed at the Jewish cemetery in Łódź, the largest in Europe, and at the fence and in the surroundings of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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