Poland, Ireland 2016

Synopsis

A jealous husband out of control, his sexy actress wife, a sleazy Hollywood director, a reckless drug messenger, a disoriented young woman, an ex-con hot dog vendor, a troubled student on a mysterious mission, a high-rise window cleaner on an illicit break, an elderly sketch artist, a hectic paramedics team and a group of hungry nuns. A cross-section of contemporary urbanites whose lives and loves intertwine.
They live in an unsure world where anything could happen at any time. An unexpected chain of events can seal many fates in a mere 11 minutes.

Biography

11 MINUTES is Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski’s latest feature. His last film, ESSENTIAL KILLING won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Venice IFF, Best Film in Mar del Plata (Argentina), as well as several Golden Eagles, the Polish Academy Awards.
With over 20 films to his name, Skolimowski’s work includes the Berlin Golden Bear winner LE DEPART, Cannes Grand Prize winner THE SHOUT, Cannes Best Screenplay winner and political drama MOONLIGHTING, Venice Fest Best Director/Special Jury Prize winner THE LIGHTSHIP, and the 2008 thriller FOUR NIGHTS WITH ANNA, which opened the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes and won the Grand Jury Prize in Tokyo.
Early in his career, Skolimowski was a writer on Roman Polanski’s 1962 classic KNIFE IN THE WATER. As an actor, Skolimowski has appeared in EASTERN PROMISES, BEFORE NIGHT FALLS, MARS ATTACKS and THE AVENGERS . He is also an accomplished painter who has participated in the Venice Biennale and other exhibitions across Europe and the US.

Filmography:
2010 - ESSENTIAL KILLING
2008 - FOUR NIGHTS WITH ANNA
1991 - 30 DOOR KEY
1989 - TORRENTS OF SPRING
1985 - THE LIGHTSHIP
1984 - SUCCESS IS THE BEST REVENGE
1982 - MOONLIGHTING
1981 - HANDS UP!
1978 - THE SHOUT
1972 - KING, QUEEN, KNAVE
1967 - LE DEPART
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Jerzy Skolimowski

Written by : Jerzy Skolimowski

Produced by : Jerzy Skolimowski, Ewa Piaskowska

Director of Photography : Mikolaj Lebkowski

Editor : Agnieszka Glinska

Production Design : Joanna Kaczynska, Wojciech Zogala

Costume Design : Kalina Lach

Hair & Make up Artist : Anna Nobel-Nobielska

Composer : Pawel Mykietyn

Sound Design : Radoslaw Ochnio

Main Cast : Richard Dormer (director), Paulina Chapko (wife), Wojciech Mecwaldowski (husband)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Sound Designer 2016