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  • ORUNIA 4EVER

    XIV edition

    ORUNIA 4EVER

    In declining communist Poland, in Gdansk Orunia, two young friends want to fulfill their dreams of fame and fortune. However, the reality is not to rosy. Sebastian pirates and sells VHS cassettes, while Boguslav owns a vegetable stall at the local market. One day, due to a lack of knowledge of the basics of television technology, they accidentally play West German porn, which is watched by entire neighborhood. This embarrassing event gives rise to the first independent Polish television. Sebbie and Boggie gain respect from the local community, but they need to hide from both: communist and the opposition. And the only one who can help them is the local gangster. Great success starts to be a problem for both of them. Involved in business in politics, friends must decide whether, in an era of capitalism exploding, is it worth investing in something more than friendship.

    Poland

    Elżbieta Benkowska

    Born in the year of the dragon proud inhabitant of Orunia, daughter of a shipyard worker and an accountant, sister of a mathematician, granddaughter of three Kashubians and a citizen of the Free City of Danzig, who decided to become a film director. She is a graduate of Gdynia Film School and Wajda School and is writing a doctoral dissertation at the University of Gdansk about the folklore of Polish and Serbian football fans. For her short diploma film “Olena” she received a number of awards, including a Palme d’Or nomination in the short film category at the 66th Cannes Film Festival as the first Polish short fiction in history. She went on to direct the first part of the film triptych “The New Wolrd” produced by Akson Studio, premiered at 40th World Film Festival in Montreal and awarded i.a. at 9th Off Camera Independent Film Festival in Cracov.

    Currently, she is working on the script for her feature-length debut “Orunia 4ever”, for which she already received a Special Prize in The ScriptPro 2019 Contest.

    Udayan Prasad

    “ScripTeast is the programme all the advisors wish they could have attended at the start of their careers. It would have saved all that stumbling around in the dark looking for the key that stimulates the imagination so much more effectively.”

    BAFTA nominated, director of “My Son the Fanatic”, “The Yellow Hankerchief” and ”Opa!”, 5th edition ScripTeast creative advisor, UK

    Tom Abrams

    “ScripTeast’s top-notch team of professional advisors, each year’s talented group of participants, and venues in Poland, Germany and France continue to make it the very best development workshop in the world today.”

    ScripTeast Head of Studies, Associate Professor – Screenwriting and Production at School of Cinematic Arts, USC, screenwriter and director, author of the script for the Oscar-nominated film “Shoeshine”, USA

    Scott Alexander

    “ScripTeast is a fascinating mix of cultures, political ideas, and voices. I learned a lot, and I think the participants learned a lot more. If only they served vodka!”

    Golden Globe awarded author of “The People vs. Larry Flynt” and “Ed Wood” with two Oscars, 5th edition ScripTeast creative advisor, USA