Autumn Girl is a polish drama film directed and co-written by Katarzyna Klimkiewicz along with Patrycja Nowak. The movie follows the story a free spirited actress and musician named Kalina Jedrusik who was known as an erotic symbol of 1960s before her popularity was crushed by the communist regime of the prude society. Various big players were tried their hardest to take the throne of Kalina but she was resilient and continued to be herself. This looks really inspiring but is that a true story and what were the filming locations?
Where was Autumn Girl filmed?
Autumn Girl was filmed inside Warsaw, Poland. Filming began in November 2019 and wrapped up on 5 Feb 2020. Maria shared that the shooting concluded on the day when Kalina Jędrusik would be 90 years old.
The post cited:
‘Today, February 5, Kalina Jędrusik would be 90 years old. Today we are finishing shooting a movie about Kalina I would like to thank the best team in the world for the most beautiful adventure in my life as an actor. You are brilliant partners in this wonderful madness.’
Most of the filming took place at the famous historic Kino Tęcza Theatre located at Pawla Suzina 6 and Rydz-Smigly Park of Rozbrat. Some scenes were also filmed at the Sluzewiec horseracing track at Pulawska 266 while a couple of ending scenes were shot at an unknown town of Warsaw.
Film was planned to shoot in Kraków but was shifted to Warsaw like Pieces of Her which was planned to shoot in British Columbia but shifted to AU.
Is Autumn Girl based on a True Story?
According to the movie writer, the film is based on true incidents of Polish singer and actress Kalina who starred in over 30 films from 1953 to 1991. The film highlights the struggle of Polish Marilyn Monroe who is beautiful, resolved, and wonderful depiction of a true actress.
Most of all the scenes are inspired from the real events except some scenes which are purely fictional. This movie is not just another biopic of a charming personality but a metaphor for the dazzling actress work and strong image. The amount of criticism that the actress received at that time is unimaginable but she managed to pave her way to the society and the rest is history.
Who’s in cast of Autumn Girl?
- Maria Debska as Kalina Jedrusik
- Krzysztof Zalewski as Lucek
- Bartlomiej Kotschedoff as Ryszard Molski
- Katarzyna Obidzinska as Xymena
- Leszek Lichota as Stanislaw Dygat
- Paulina Walendziak as Maja Bzowska
- Dariusz Basinski as Jerzy Wasowski
- Pawel Tomaszewski as Tadeusz Konwicki
- Katia Paliwoda as Basia
- Piotr Kazmierczak as Mikosz (as Piotr Kazimierczak)
- Iwo Rajski as Krzys
- Ksawery Szlenkier as Adam
- Wiktoria Filus as Secretary Nina
- Ewelina Starejki as Neighbor Klimczakowa
- Juliusz Romanowski as Heniek
- Artur Paczesny as Waiter in SPATiF
- Miroslaw Kropielnicki as Porter in TV
- Rafal Rutkowski as Jeremi Przybora
- Bartosz Mikulak as Wiwicki
- Krzysztof Szczepaniak as Wacek Turski
- Borys Szyc as Kazimierz Kutz