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Focus Options Acquires Agnieszka Smoczynska’s “Silent Twins,” Letitia Wright & Tamara Lawrance Star – NewsEverything Hollywood

Focus Options has secured worldwide rights to Agnieszka Smoczynska’s English-language debut, a press launch introduced. Written by Andrea Seigel, “Silent Twins” stars Letitia Wright (“Black Panther”) and Tamara Lawrance (“The Final Tune”).

“Silent Twins” is predicated on a ebook by Marjorie Wallace and tells the “haunting story of June and Jennifer Gibbons, twins from the one Black household in a small city in Wales within the 1970s and 80s. Feeling remoted from that unwelcoming group, the pair flip inward and reject communication with everybody however one another, retreating into their very own fantasy world of creative inspiration and adolescent needs. After a spree of vandalism impressed by an American boy they each idolize, the ladies, now youngsters, are summarily sentenced to Broadmoor, an notorious psychiatric hospital, the place they face the selection to separate and survive or die collectively,” the movie’s synopsis particulars.

The pic lately wrapped in Poland.

Focus Options President of Manufacturing and Acquisitions Kiska Higgs commented, “Aga is a visually gorgeous and wonderfully delicate filmmaker who treats the twins, so harshly judged, as bizarre women with extraordinary imaginations. She’s created a luminous, magical world for her stars, through which they discover the themes of affection, longing, id, and what it really means to have an ‘different half.’”

Smoczynska directed 2018’s “Fugue” and 2015’s “The Lure.” The previous screened at Cannes and the latter received Sundance’s Particular Jury Prize for Distinctive Imaginative and prescient and Design.

“The truth that the career of a director has been perceived for therefore many a long time as a person’s job is a complete false impression,” Smoczynska advised us. “Why has it even been positioned in that means? It by no means made sense to me. Ladies, similar to males, are wonderful artists, and directing has been practiced by girls for the reason that inception of cinema. Lack of this understanding comes from the identical place as lack of the understanding that girls are wonderful leaders and visionaries. Energy fits us simply in addition to [it does] males,” she emphasised. “We now have been denied that energy for a similar causes that we have now been denied energy in different areas of our lives — from being paid equally to even having the identical alternatives. Some extra conventional males have a tough time being led by the ladies, and this motion – in addition to others – is altering that. We’re altering.”

Requested what recommendation she’d give different girls administrators, Smoczynska stated, “Don’t ever hand over on constructing your private life. Simply search for methods to search out stability between life and work, assist one another on a regular basis, and do your personal factor. Do what you wish to do.”

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