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Never Gonna Snow Again

  • The Masseur (aka Wonder Zenia) (Working title)
All titles (4)
Feature Film | 2019-2020 | Drama | Germany, Poland

Trailers/Videos

Brief synopsis

A masseur from the East enters the lives of the rich residents of a bland, walled off community. Despite their wealth, the residents emit an inner sadness, a longing. The mysterious newcomer’s hands heal, his eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of their seemingly safer childhood. Zhenia, for this is his name, changes their lives.

(https://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/2020/venezia-77-competition/%C5%9Bniegu-ju%C5%BC-nigdy-nie-b%C4%99dzie-never-gonna-snow-again)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Alec UtgoffZhenia [L]
Maja OstaszewskaMaria [L]
Agata KuleszaEwa [SR]
Weronika RosatiWika [SR]
Katarzyna FiguraGucci [SR]
Andrzej ChyraCaptain [SR]
Łukasz Simlatn.a. [SR]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantBoris Dillen
Director of photographyMichał Englert
Steadicam operatorMarcus Pohlus
2nd assistant cameraBilal KulacGermany
DIT digital imaging technicianPeter ChlistowskiOn-Set Grading
Video assist/playback operatorJulian HopffGermany part
Video assist/playback operatorElisabeth Caic1DT 02/07
Still photographerJarosław Sosiński
Still photographerWolfgang EnnenbachNRW
Casting directorMagdalena Szwarcbart
Extras/bit player castingGregor Weber
Costume designerKatarzyna Lewińska
DirectorMałgorzata Szumowska
DirectorMichał Englert
2nd AD crowd (local system)Agnes Karolski
EditorJarosław Kamiński
EditorAgata Cierniak
GafferDennis KrombachDoP: Michał Englert, Gaffer Germany
Best boyMicky Koch
Lighting technician / electricianAnand Puthupparambil
Lighting technician / electricianManuel Dietsche
Additional electricianSandra Derwenskus
Additional electricianYann Hinterthan
Lighting assistantPhilipp Huster
Hair/makeup designerWaldemar Pokromski
Additional make up artistMarion Giggenbacher
ProducerViola Fügen
ProducerAgnieszka Wasiak
ProducerMariusz Włodarski
ProducerMichael Weber [4]
Assistant-/ junior-producerCécile Tollu-Polonowski
Production designerJutta FreyerGermany
Art directorJutta FreyerGermany
Set decoratorKatja Schlömer
Prop masterAndre HaskampGermany
Set dresserJenny Echelmeyer
Location scoutRüdiger Jordan
Property driverJan Grothaus
Art department traineeLeandra Schieder
Line producerStefaan Schieder
Production coordinatorTobias SchulzGER
Unit managerDavid KüpperGER
Location manager (local system)Philip Gritzkaprep
Location manager (local system)Dirk StratmannGER
Set manager/ floor managerLara PaukstadtGER / Vertretung 2 DT
Set manager/ floor managerManuel FaberGER
Production assistantLara PaukstadtGER
Assistant set/floor managerCristina GonzalezVertretung 1DT
Set runnerNikita Vasilchenko
Set runnerSven Müller [2]
Production driverDominik Leurs
Production driverPhilipp Rempesz
Production driverRalf Christiansen
ScreenwriterMałgorzata Szumowska
ScreenwriterMichał Englert
Special effects supervisorVolker Lorig

Production companies

CompanyComment
Lava Films [pl]
Match Factory Productions GmbH
Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission [pl]Co-production
DI Factory [pl]Co-production
Kino Świat [pl]Co-production
BR Bayerischer Rundfunk [de]Co-production
Arte [de/fr]Kooperation

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesARRI Rental Deutschland GmbH
GripHammer Aero
GripOK-Eventservice
CastingAgentur Eick, Eick & Weber GbR
Lighting and UtilitiesMaier Bros. GmbHBRD-Teil
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbH
Finance/Law/InsuranceHowden Caninenberg GmbH (formerly Caninenberg & Schouten GmbH)Versicherung
Production ServicesBPS Sicherheit GmbH
Production ServicesFilmservice AndermannHVZ, Blocker, Nachtwache Gelsenkirchen
Production ServicesHermann Koenen Party- und Catering-Service
Production ServicesJOLA-RentMagamo, Schauspieleraufenthalt, Teamaufenthalt, Generatoren, Gully Sucker, Setsprinter inkl. Material, Zelte
Production Servicesplan-b-servicesdiverse Reinigungen
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationMEDIAS Reiseservice
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationUpper Level Travel GmbH
PropsGRAFIKWERKWEBSHOP Artikel
Special EffectsCFX Spezialeffekte GmbH
Vehicles and aircraftsSetlounge GmbHWC Anhänger Team Aufenthalt
Image (VFX)Industriesauger-TV

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Michał Englert2020Filmfestival Cologne [de]Filmpreis NRWNominated
Michał Englert2020Venice Int' Film Festival [it]Premio Fondazione Fai Persona Lavoro AmbienteWinner
Michał Englert2020Venice Film Festival [it]Golden LionNominated
Małgorzata Szumowska2020Filmfestival Cologne [de]Filmpreis NRWNominated
Małgorzata Szumowska2020Venice Int' Film Festival [it]Premio Fondazione Fai Persona Lavoro AmbienteWinner
Małgorzata Szumowska2020Venice Film Festival [it]Golden LionNominated
Waldemar Pokromski2021Polish Film Awards: Eagles [pl]Best Make-up and HairstylingNominated
Michał Englert2021Polish Film Awards: Eagles [pl]Best CinematographyWinner
Andrzej Chyra2021Polish Film Awards: Eagles [pl]Best Actor in a Supporting RoleNominated
Maja Ostaszewska2021Polish Film Awards: Eagles [pl]Best Actor in a Leading RoleNominated

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2021AustraliaSydney Film FestivalSection: Features (out of competition)
2021ChinaShanghai International Film FestivalSIFF Highlights: Viva la festival
2021LatviaRiga International FFOfficial Selection
2020PolandCamerimage FestivalOfficial Selection
2020ItalyVenice Film FestivalCompetition
2020PolandPolish Film FestivalOfficial Selection
2020GermanyFilmfest HamburgSektion: Kaleidoskop

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 19/08/2021
Theatre releaseUSAFriday, 30/07/2021
Theatre releasePolandFriday, 04/06/2021
PremiereMonday, 07/09/2020Venice Film Festival [it]