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Bartosz Bielenia prende ostaggi in Prime Time di Jakub Piątek

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- Prime Time, “un fantasy su rivolta e ribellione" è il primo lungometraggio di Jakub Piątek, che ha anche co-scritto la sceneggiatura

Bartosz Bielenia prende ostaggi in Prime Time di Jakub Piątek
Bartosz Bielenia en Prime Time (© Tomek Kaczor)

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Film sets in Poland re-opened weeks ago with film crews working under sanitary restrictions and pausing if any case of coronavirus is detected. A few productions have already wrapped shooting, including Prime Time [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Jakub Piątek
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, the feature debut from Jakub Piątek, with Bartosz Bielenia (Corpus Christi [+leggi anche:
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) playing the lead.

The story is set on New Year’s Eve 1999, in a pre-YouTube and pre-Instastory era, when television was pretty much the only platform able to reach millions. Sebastian (Bielenia) wants to use it for his own purpose and breaks into a television studio, then holds a famous TV personality (Magdalena Popławska, Panic Attack [+leggi anche:
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, 53 Wars [+leggi anche:
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) at gunpoint. He threatens to shoot her and the security guard (Andrzej Kłak) if he doesn’t get his own live broadcast. “Prime Time is a fantasy about revolt and rebellion. Just before the explosion of Web popularity and the birth of YouTube, there were numerous incidents of people breaking into TV studios during live programmes around the world,” says writer-director Jakub Piątek in the press release. He adds that the plot wasn’t based on a specific incident but draws inspiration from many different cases.

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Piątek co-wrote script with Łukasz Czapski; the duo developed it at Torino Film Lab Extended 2019 and won for a Honorable Mention in the Script Pro 2019 competition. The crew also includes Michał Łuka (DoP), Katarzyna Jędrzejczyk (production designer), Jarosław Kamiński, Urszula Klimek-Piątek (editors), Hanna Podraza (costume designer), Janusz Kaleja (make-up artist) and Krzysztof Terej (supervising producer).

Prime Time is produced by Jakub Razowski through Warsaw-based Watchout Productions (Gods [+leggi anche:
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, The Art of Loving [+leggi anche:
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, The Coldest Game [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Łukasz Kośmicki
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), and co-produced by Polish private broadcaster TVN. Production was backed by the Polish Film Institute. Local theatrical release is set for autumn 2021 with distributor Next Film on board, while the international rights are still up for grabs.

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