Bobbi Salvör Menuez (HBO’s “Euphoria,” “Underneath the Silver Lake”) is in talks to hitch a global forged for “Lipstick on the Glass,” the English-language debut of acclaimed Polish director Kuba Czekaj (“Child Bump”), Selection has realized completely.
Pic will star Agnieszka Podsiadlik (“Mug”), who beforehand collaborated with Czekaj on Berlin participant “The Erlprince.” The worldwide forged consists of American actor Mari Malek (“The Nile Hilton Incident”), English-French thesp Laura Benson (“Contact Me Not”), and German actors Stipe Erceg (“The Baader Meinhof Complicated”), Lena Lauzemis (“If Not Us, Who?”), and Mina Tander (“Maria, He Doesn’t Like It”).
“Lipstick on the Glass” is a dystopian imaginative and prescient of actuality by which a lady is induced to desert her gangster husband to hitch a feminist sect. Producer Paweł Kosuń described it as a narrative about each individual’s proper to self-determination, no matter their gender identification or imposed social and cultural norms.
“It poses a basic query: who am I?” he stated. “This can be a query which an ever-growing variety of Europeans are asking themselves as they endeavor to search out themselves within the midst of a actuality of utmost attitudes. People who find themselves misplaced, who’re pressed into believing what they need to be like, search assist.”
He continued: “Psychotherapists’ consulting rooms are bursting on the seams as a result of each single ‘deviation from the norm’ is one thing that wants treating. But every of us has the appropriate to decide on, will we not?”
Czekaj’s provocative debut, “Child Bump,” premiered on the Venice Movie Competition in 2015, the place it obtained a particular point out within the Queer Lion competitors. Selection described his 2017 follow-up “The Erlprince” as a “wild coming-of-age story” which “affirm[ed] the helmer as a expertise to look at.”
“Lipstick on the Glass” is produced by Kosuń for Centrala Movie and Gielnik Indi Movie (Germany), with financing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the Polish-German Manufacturing Fund, the Polish Movie Institute, Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung (MDM), the Federal Authorities Commissioner for Tradition and Media (BKM), and the Decrease Silesia Movie Fund.