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Marcin Wrona Dies: ‘Demon’ Director Found Dead in Poland

Polish police are currently investigating the death, according to family friend and publicist Jim Dobson.

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Wrona was preparing for the Polish premiere of “Demon” at the Gdynia Film Festival. The movie was also set to bow at the upcoming Fantastic Fest in Austin and the Sitges Film Festival. It was slated for a theatrical release in Poland in October.

“As the organizers of the festival and at the same time friends of Marcin, we are deeply shocked and saddened by this information. We would like to express our sincere condolences to the wife of the director and all the people who were close to him.”

“We are all deeply shocked and saddened at the news of the sudden death of Marcin Wrona,” the Toronto Film Festival said in a statement. “His film ‘Demon’ truly marked the emergence of a strong new voice on the world cinema stage. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family, especially his wife and producing partner, Olga Szymanska, who was with him at the premiere in Toronto.”

[Read the full text here, at Variety]

Demon” will be screened for a final time on Saturday at 9:15 p.m. at Scotiabank Theatre, where TIFF will pay tribute to Wrona.

“As the organizers of the festival and at the same time friends of Marcin, we are deeply shocked and saddened by this information,” the organizers of the 40th Gdynia Film Festival said in a statement. “We would like to express our sincere condolences to the wife of the director and all the people who were close to him.”

Fest organizers will shorten Saturday’s awards ceremony as a means of honoring Wrona….(read more)

Source: Variety

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