Netflix unveils slate of Polish content
April 12, 2022
In a blog post, Netflix’s Anna Nagler (Local Language Series – CEE) and Łukasz Kłuskiewicz (Content Acquisitions – CEE) outlined the new projects:
Since the beginning of Netflix’s journey in Poland, we have been in awe of the creativity of the local entertainment industry. Together with Polish writers and directors, we have created a number of bold and inspiring films and series that have traveled around the world and resonated with viewers of all backgrounds and ethnicities. Many Polish titles have entertained viewers across Europe, the US, and Asia, hitting the Netflix Global Top 10 list many times.
As we strengthen the bond with the local creative community, we want to create more amazing stories. Here are more details about the 9 new series and 9 new films launching on Netflix in the following months.
From books to screen
The cynical, yet efficient Detective Forst – from one of Poland’s top authors, Remigiusz Mroz – takes viewers on a crime-solving journey across the Polish Tatra Mountains in this new series. Loyalties are tested in the film adaptation of Anna Szczypczyńska’s romance novel, Tonight You Are Sleeping With Me. The thought-provoking series Feedback, based on a novel by Jakub Żulczyk, tells a story of internal struggles and redemption. There’s also a film adaptation Mr. Car & The Knights Templar, based on the Polish novel loved by generations.
Films with a thrill
HELLHOLE is a film that plays with the horror genre and focuses on the nightmare of a monk who has lost his faith and needs to fight both supernatural forces and the demons of his past. Another film – Broad Peak – is a dramatic and epic story about the strength of the human spirit, inspired by true events directed by Leszek Dawid. Two other thrilling productions are The Hive, a catastrophic preduction of what can happen in the near future, and Freestyle, a story about a young rapper who gets himself into trouble.
Women who rule on screen
The black comedy series The Green Glove Gang follows the lives of three elusive, noble thieves who hide out in a quiet nursing home. The film Mother’s Day tells the story of a former special agent (played by Agnieszka Grochowska) who must use her unique skills to rescue her kidnapped son. The drama series Glitter takes viewers on a sentimental journey to the colorful Poland of the seventies, showing independent women who live by their own rules and tackle social taboos head-on. Infamia is a series that tells the story of a teenage Romani girl who is balancing between the modern world of teenagers and traditional Roma rules while she tries to find herself.
Laughter, tears, and mystery
The romantic film comedy Delivery by Christmas, in which a thirty-year-old courier has to save Christmas, will entertain, surprise, and make you cry. The series Dark Stories centers on a group of strangers who accidentally drive off in a car with two million zlotys, coming from a bank heist. The comedy series Family Secrets transports viewers to the wedding day of a medical student and a wealthy plastic surgeon when both families realize that the only things they have in common are secrets and lies. Night In The Kindergarten is a film proposition for fans of dark comedy -it goes wrong when pre-school nativity play turns into a trial of a naughty 5-year-old.
Triangles and squares
The futuristic drama series A Girl and an Astronaut will bring some impossible love choices, as two F-16 pilots compete for one girl’s heart as well as for their lifelong dream of going to space. Straight from the minds of two young Polish creators – Nina Lewandowska and Kamila Tarabura – comes a series Lovzone, a moving production about an aspiring filmmaker on the autism spectrum.
But that’s not all to come from Poland this year! Stay tuned for more exciting premieres from Poland, including the previously announced The Taming of the Shrew, 365 Days: This Day, Queen, High Water, and Sexify 2.
Full list of announced films:
Broad Peak (directed by: Leszek Dawid)
Delivery by Christmas (directed by Aleksandra Kułakowska, Maciej Prykowski)
Freestyle (directed by Maciej Bochniak, starring Maciej Musiałowski)
HELLHOLE (directed by Bartosz M. Kowalski)
Mother’s Day (directed by Mateusz Rakowicz, starring agnieszka Grochowska)
Mr. Car & The Knights Templar (directed by Antoni Nykowski)
Night In The Kindergarten (directed by Rafał Skalski, starring Matylda damięcka, Lena Góra, Aleksandra Domańska) Tonight You Are Sleeping With Me (Directed by: Robert Wichrowski)
The Hive (directed by Mateusz Rakowicz)
Full list of announced series:
A Girl and An Astronaut (directed by Bartek Prokopowicz, starring Vanessa Aleksander,Magdalena Cielecka, Andrzej Chyra, Jędrzej Hycnar)
Dark Stories (directed by Grzegorz Jaroszuk, Jakub Piątek)
Detective Forst (directed by Daniel Jaroszek, starring Borys Szyc, based on books by Remigiusz Mroz)
Glitter (starring Wiktoria Filus, Matylka Giegżno, Magdalena Popławska, directed by Marek Lechki, Anna Kazejak, Julia Kolberger, Rafał Skalski)
The Green Glove Gang (directed by Tadeusz Śliwa)
Family Secrets (directed by Łukasz Ostalski)
Feedback (directed by Leszek Dawid, starring Arkadiusz Jakubik)
Infamia (working title, directed by Anna Maliszewska, Kuba Czekaj)
Lovzone (directed by Kamila Tarabura, Katarzyna Warzecha)