Apple FILM PRODUCTION
APPLE FILM PRODUCTION is a prominent Polish production company, one of the very first independent film productions in CEE countries. The company is run by Dariusz Jablonski together with Violetta Kaminska and Izabela Wojcik.
So far, the company has produced and co-produced more than 40 features, a number of documentaries and successful drama series, garnering over 300 international and national awards. Last productions include: Alexey German Jr.’s Russian Polish-Serbian DOVLATOV (2018), and UNDER ELECTRIC CLOUDS (2015), both of which won Silver Bears for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at the Berlinale; Ukrainian-Macedonian-Polish WHEN THE TREES FALL premiered in Panorama 2018 at the Berlinale and NUMBERS by Oleg Sencow premiered this year at Berlinale Special section. In last high‐end drama credits, Apple Film has i.e. two series sold worldwide by BBCW to over 100 countries: THE PASSING BELLS and SPIES IN WARSAW with David Tennant for BBC and Polish Television.
In 2019 the company produced THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE (a co-production with CANAL+), the first ever international drama series, made in coproduction between Poland, Ukraine and Czech Republic, originated, shot and made in Eastern Europe. The series is distributed by Beta Film and already sold to Germany, France, Italy, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium (a.i. ARTE, RAI, Channel 4 (Walter Presents).
Format: Feature film
Director: Oleg Sentsov In Collaboration With Akhtem Seitablaiev
Screenplay: Oleg Sentsov
Cast: Oleksandr Yarema - First, Iryna Mak - Second, Viktor Zhdanov - Third, Lorena Kolibabchuk - Fourth, Denys Rodnianskyi - Fifth, Olena Uzliuk - Sixth, Evhen Chernykov - Seventh, Agatha Larionova - Eight, Oleksandr Begma - Ninth, Mariia Smolyakova - Tenth, Maksym Devizorov - Eleventh, Evhen Lebedin - Eleventh Junior, Oleg Karpenko - Judge 1, Oleksandr Laptyi - Judge 2 Viktor Andrienko - Zero
The story of a dystopian society of ten Numbers stuck in daily routines regulated by strict rules set out by an omnipresent deity, the Great Zero, and enforced by armed Judges. In this strictly ordered world an error occurred causing the creation of a new world. Will it be any better than the old one?
2020 Berlinale - Special
2020 Marche du Film - market screening
2019 International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Student’s - Jury Award
THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE 2019
Format: TV drama series
Director: Dariusz Jablonski
Screenplay: Maciej Maciejewski
Cast: Malgorzata Buczkowska, Karel Roden, Sergey Strelnikov, Anna Geislerova, Stipe Erzeg
In three cities with a glorious past, Odessa, Warsaw and Prague, three young women are murdered. Within days, their bodies are found, each showing the same brutal sings of violence. One thing is clear: they are obviously connected. The three separate police departments’ investigations soon find a way into each other’s back yards and start working the cases together. The lead detectives have to balance their own personal issues. Ukrainian militia captain Serhij has a troubled past, the Polish super intendant Maria fights for her position in a male-dominated police department and the experienced Czech detective Viktor has to put off early retirement. But they are dealing with a deranged serial killer operating on an international level. Soon, they realize that all the victims were aspiring models and actresses. Does the murderer hunt his prey in the entertainment industry? The trail leads to shady businessmen, their lawyers, corrupt politicians, and professional killers… but what connects Odessa, Warsaw and Prague?
REMI Winner Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Warsaw Documentary Award, Amnesty International Award, Poland 2017
Director: Aleksiej German Jr
Screenplay: Aleksiej German Jr
Cast: Milan Maric, Danila Kozlovsky, Helena Sujecka, Artur Beschastny
The film shows several days from the life of the young and so far unknown writer Sergei Dovlatov in 1970s Leningrad, on the eve of his friend's immigration, the future Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky. Dovlatov, like many other banned writers and artists in the USSR, attempts to live a normal life: to write, to mend fences with his daughter, to get a job, alas, each day it becomes more and more difficult. In a series of life conflicts, intermittently funny and soul-piercing, we discover for ourselves the life of an insightful, brilliant, ironic and talented individual who tries to preserve decency and talent in spite of the state machinery.
Berlinale 2018 – Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Achievement & Morgenpost Readers Award
Istanbul IFF 2018 – Best of The Fests
Fajr IFF 2018 – Best Director Award, Critics Choice Award