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Grzegorz Molda’s feature debut, The Hatcher, in the editing bay

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- The movie comes on the heels of the Polish director’s short Time to Go, which competed for the Cannes Short Film Palme d’Or in 2017

Grzegorz Molda’s feature debut, The Hatcher, in the editing bay
On the set of The Hatcher by Grzegorz Molda

Grzegorz Molda’s first feature revolves around a troubled youth and his hope for a fresh start. Molda’s short film Time to Go was presented in the Cannes Short Film Competition in 2017 and showcased his talent for directing actors as well as his affinity for a highly authentic, realistic style. In his upcoming feature, The Hatcher, he will be putting those skills to good use again.

The story, penned by the helmer himself and Monika Powalisz, a Polish fiction and series writer, revolves around two characters. Marta is a tutor in a training flat, and Karol, her young charge, is serving his sentence in a young offenders’ institution. He wants a fresh start, and both his stay in the facility and Marta will help him to get back on his feet again. The Hatcher will introduce Michał Zieliński as Karol, and dancer and performer Agnieszka Kryst as Marta. The crew includes Berlin-based cinematographer Constanze Schmitt (Gentle Night, A Fish Swimming Upside Down [+see also:
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) as well as some Polish artists: production designer Mela Melak (Netflix’s Erotica 2022 [+see also:
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), costume designer Małgorzata Fudala (Sweat [+see also:
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), editors Piasek & Wójcik (Time to Go) and sound designer Jacek Hamela.

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The film is being produced by Izabela Igel (Floating Skyscrapers [+see also:
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, Wild Roses [+see also:
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, The Man with the Magic Box [+see also:
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) through Warsaw-based Harine Films, and received financial support from the Polish Film Institute as well as TVP, the Polish public broadcaster.

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