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New Europe takes on first doc

Company boards The Art of Disappearing [pictured]; plans to take on more documentaries for its sales slate.

Warsaw-based sales company New Europe Film Sales has boarded its first documentary, Bartek Konopka and Piotr Rosołowski’s The Art of Disappearing.

The directors previously made the Oscar-nominated Rabbit a la Berlin.

The Art of Disappearing is a 51-minute comedic documentary about a Haitian voodoo priest who visited Poland in 1980

The film, produced by the Adam Mickiewicz’s Institute and Anna Wydra’s Otter Films as part of the “Guide to the Poles” series, world premiered at Vision du Reel International Film Festival in Nyon.

“We like building relationships with talented filmmakers and producers and Anna, Bartek and Piotr are great examples of passionate and inspiring professionals that we want to accompany in their careers. It will also be interesting to add documentaries to the mix in ourcatalogue,” said New Europe CEO Jan Naszewski, the New Europe Film Sales’ CEO.

New Europe plans on taking on more documentaries for its sales slate and spearheading the doc lineup will be Polish documentary producer Anna Wydra.

New Europe’s slate also includes Mother, I Love You; I Used To Be Darker; Now, Forager and It Looks Pretty From a Distance. The company’s shorts catalogue includes more than 40 films.

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