Jerzy Skolimowski’s ESSENTIAL KILLING coproduced by Budapest-based Mythberg Films to premiere in competition at the 67th Venice Film Festival beginning on 1st September.
Essential Killing, a Polish/Irish/Norwegian/Hungarian co-production by Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski, starring Vincent Gallo and Emmanuelle Seigner, will have its world premiere screening in competition at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.
Essential Killing is a provocative thriller (almost entirely without dialogue) that confirms the excellent form of the Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski. The film tells the story of an Afghan man, captured by American forces in Kabul, who finds himself transported to a nameless European country. He manages to escape into the vast frozen woodland, a world away from the desert home he knew…
The script was written by Skolimowski and Ewa Piaskowska, and produced by Skopia Film (Warsaw).
Essential Killing is a Polish/Irish/Norwegian/Hungarian co-production, with the involvement of the Polish Film Institute and Canal + Cyfrowy, Ireland’s Element Pictures, Cylinder Productions in Norway, Hungary’s Mythberg Films supported by the Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary, and the support of Eurimages. HanWay Films is handling international sales.
Budapest-based Mythberg Films headed by József Berger was in charge mainly of the post-production taking place in Hungary. Réka Lemhényi (I’m Not Your Friend, Taxidermia, Dallas Pashamende) served as leading film editor.