Wojciech Smarzowski’s “Wesele” will hit theaters in October this year. The first trailer was released on Tuesday. The director and screenwriter once again uses the theme of wedding fun in his work to look at contemporary Poles. And as it usually happens with Smarzowski, “everyone will have to deal with a wedding hangover on their own”.
“Wedding reception” is the latest film by Wojciech Smarzowski. The creator of, inter alia, “Róża”, “Volhynia” if “Clergy“returns to the motif he used in his 2004 feature debut -” The Wedding “. As in that film, we also learn the truth about contemporary Poles from the perspective of a party in honor of a young couple. The film’s distributor reserves, however, that in two” Weddings “we will not find common threads or heroes.
The first trailer of the movie was released on Tuesday.
“Wesele” by Wojciech Smarzowski – what is the film about?
“Wesele” from 2021 is – as we read in the description provided by the distributor – “a story of love so strong that it crosses borders, does not fit within and is stronger than all barriers. It is a sincere view of the modern world, as well as a dramatic journey into a past that will not be indifferent to anyone “. The director himself described the film as “a story about manipulating emotions and a warning against hate speech”. At a wedding, like many in Poland, we meet a bride in advanced pregnancy (Michalina Łabacz), who watches with concern the antics of her newly married husband (Przemysław Przestrzelski). “Dawn will find heroes in a different condition, emotional state and with different baggage of experiences. Only one thing is certain – everyone will have to deal with this wedding hangover on their own” – we read in the description of the film.
The parents of the bride are played by Agata Kulesza and Robert Więckiewicz. The father is a local businessman whose life interests hang in the balance, which distracts him from his daughter’s wedding. And it is not only about big money, but also about the happiness of loved ones.
“Wesele” by Smarzowski – cast and authors
Smarzowski has managed to get us used to the fact that, next to the big names of Polish cinema, he focuses on new acting talents he is discovering. In “Wesele” we will see Przemysław Przestrzelski in the role of the groom, this year’s graduate of the Academy of Theater Arts in Krakow, actor of the Stary Teatr im. Helena Modrzejewska in Krakow. As reported by Film Polski, the role in Smarzowski is Przestrzelski’s feature debut. Also for Agata Turkot, who plays one of the supporting roles, “Wesele” will be a cinema debut. The actress may be associated with viewers of TVN series “Theme” and “For knives”.
In addition to Łabacz, Przestrzelski, Turkot, Więckiewicz and Kulesza, the film features: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Andrzej Chyra, Ryszard Ronczewski, Tomasz Schuchardt, Mateusz Więcławek.
Krzysztof Kowalewski will be shown in one of the episodic roles. This is one of the last roles of the great actor who died on February 6, 2021.
Smarzowski invited, among others, proven collaborators from previous films to create another story. The cinematographer is Piotr Sobociński jr (“Wołyń”, “Róża”, “Drogówka”), the music was composed by Mikołaj Trzaska, the creator of the path to several previous films by the director and screenwriter.
The planned premiere of the film is October 8 this year.
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