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Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski is no stranger to the fall festival circuit. Over his five decades in the business, the writer-director has won the Venice Grand Jury Prize (“Essential Killing”), the Cannes Best Screenplay award (“Moonlighting”) and the Berlin Golden Bear (“The Departure”), among other prizes, so consider us quite excited that his new film, “11 Minutes,” will world premiere in Venice before hitting the Toronto Film Festival’s Masters of Cinema section this September.
The official synopsis reads: “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 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.”
If the ambiguous synopsis isn’t tantalizing enough, Indiewire is excited to debut a heart-racing new trailer that is just as cryptic and laden with quick glimpses at the events of the film to come. Richard Dormer, Paulina Chapko, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Dawid Ogrodnik and Andrzej Chyra star. World sales are being handled by Hanway Films.
Watch the exclusive trailer above, and check out the debut poster below.