Watch this pulsating teaser trailer for Essential Killing director Jerzy Skolimowski’s new Polish/Irish co-production 11 Minutes.
11 Minutes stars Richard Dormer (Good Vibrations, ’71, Game of Thrones) in the lead role of a film director. It follows the same 11 minutes in the lives of several different characters; young and old, prosperous and destitute. Some story elements surprisingly intertwine, others follow their own intricate rhythm. Some characters are shown just as they are about to make crucial life changing decisions, others are idly passing time, caught in the midst of their day?to?day routines. What they all have in common is an enigmatic sighting of the elusive dark spot, seen in the sky earlier that day, and the tragic chain of events that will seal their fate. What really caused it? Did all of them deserve it? Could any of them avoid it? What is the fabric of life? These lingering questions constitute the film’s underlying theme.
11 Minutes stars an ensemble of other Polish actors including Agata Buzek, Beata Tyszkiewicz and Mateusz Ko?ciukiewicz. It filmed in Dublin and is produced by Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney of Element Pictures and Ewa Piaskowska of Skopia Film. It was financed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, Eurimages, the Polish Film Institute, TVP, HBO Poland, Orange and Skopia Film.
The film premieres at the prestigious Venice Film Festival next month, before playing at the Toronto and Busan Film Festivals in September.