Two-time Oscar winner Janusz Kaminski hopes to wrap production on Polish-language Christmas drama Hania in January, for a planned release next year.

The director, best known for his work on Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan, is in the midst of a 30-day shoot on locations in and around Warsaw.

Kaminski hopes international audiences will respond to universal themes in the film, in which a young married couple take in a young boy from an orphanage to spend Christmas with them.

'It's a Christmas story,' the director told ScreenDaily, 'with very essential and important themes that are very universal to anyone who's married.'The budget, Kami'ski said, is low, but 'a very comfortable budget for Polish reality.'

Produced by Juliusz Machulski (My Nikifor, Saviour's Square), Hania is independently financed, with one third of the budget coming from the Polish Film Institute and another third from private investor Grzegorz Hajdarowicz.