Never Gonna Snow Again | ©Lava Films
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Never Gonna Snow Again

  • The Masseur (aka Wonder Zenia) (Working title)
All titles (3)
Feature Film | 2019-2020 | Drama | Germany, Poland

Shooting data

Start of shooting03/12/2019
End of shooting08/02/2020
Number of shooting days35
LocationsWarsaw (Poland), Cologne & surroundings (Germany)

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 Utgoffn.a. [L]
Maja Ostaszewskan.a. [L]
Agata Kuleszan.a. [SR]
Weronika Rosatin.a. [SR]
Katarzyna Figuran.a. [SR]
Andrzej Chyran.a. [SR]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantBoris Dillen
Director of photographyMichał Englert
Steadicam operatorMarcus Pohlus
2nd assistant cameraBilal KulacGermany
DIT digital imaging technicianPeter Chlistowski
Video assist/playback operatorElisabeth Caic1DT 02/07
Video assist/playback operatorJulian HopffGermany part
Still photographerWolfgang EnnenbachNRW
Casting directorMagdalena Szwarcbart
Extras/bit player castingGregor Weber
Costume designerKatarzyna Lewińska
DirectorMichał Englert
DirectorMałgorzata Szumowska
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 electricianYann Hinterthan
Additional electricianSandra Derwenskus
Lighting assistantPhilipp Huster
Hair/makeup designerWaldemar Pokromski
Additional make up artistMarion Giggenbacher
ProducerMariusz Włodarski
ProducerMichael Weber [4]
ProducerViola Fügen
ProducerAgnieszka Wasiak
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 managerPhilip Gritzkaprep
Location managerDirk StratmannGER
Set manager/ floor managerLara PaukstadtGER / Vertretung 2 DT
Set manager/ floor managerManuel FaberGER
Production assistantLara PaukstadtGER
Assistant set/floor managerCristina GonzalezVertretung 1DT
Set runnerSven Müller [2]
Set runnerNikita Vasilchenko
Production driverRalf Christiansen
Production driverDominik Leurs
Production driverPhilipp Rempesz
ScreenwriterMichał Englert
ScreenwriterMałgorzata Szumowska
Special effects supervisorVolker Lorig

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Kino Świat [pl]
The Match Factory GmbH [de]

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-Rent
Production Servicesplan-b-servicesdiverse Reinigungen
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationMEDIAS Reiseservice
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationUpper Level Travel GmbH
PropsGRAFIKWERKWEBSHOP Artikel
Special EffectsCFX Spezialeffekte GmbH
Image (VFX)Industriesauger-TV

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Michał Englert2020Venice Film Festival [it]Golden LionNominated
Michał Englert2020Filmfestival Cologne [de]Filmpreis NRWNominated
Michał Englert2020Venice Int' Film Festival [it]Premio Fondazione Fai Persona Lavoro AmbienteWinner
Małgorzata Szumowska2020Venice Film Festival [it]Golden LionNominated
Małgorzata Szumowska2020Filmfestival Cologne [de]Filmpreis NRWNominated
Małgorzata Szumowska2020Venice Int' Film Festival [it]Premio Fondazione Fai Persona Lavoro AmbienteWinner

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2020ItalyVenice Film FestivalCompetition
2020PolandPolish Film FestivalOfficial Selection
2020GermanyFilmfest HamburgSektion: Kaleidoskop

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
PremiereMonday, 07/09/2020Venice Film Festival [it]