Poland’s major public broadcaster, TVP, is breaking new ground by heading its European Film Market slate with a bittersweet comedy about two middle-aged women.
“The Love Buzz” (“Miłość Jak Miód”) focuses on what happens when two women in their 50s with very different approaches to life agree to swap homes and lifestyles after hitting the menopausal doldrums.
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Commissioned and financed by TVP and exec produced by Warsaw’s Akson Studio, “The Love Buzz” is directed by Maciej Migas (“Scratch,” “Life Must Go On”), produced by Michal Kwiecinski (“Filip”) and co-written by “Hotel 52” writers Aneta Glowska and Katarzyna Leżeńska.
Aleksandra Kazmieruk, head of global distribution at TVP, said: “We’re expanding into the rom-com space with this hilarious and heart-warming film. It seems unusual these days to see two women in their 50s finding love and new friendships, and ‘The Love Buzz’ really highlights that age is just a number.”
The film centers around the lives of two women, Maika (Agnieszka Suchora) and Agata (Edyta Olszówka), who have as much in common as they do apart. One lives on the Baltic coast, the other in the Tatra Mountains. One runs a candy shop, the other is a successful interior designer. One is a widow, the other has just been ditched by her partner for a younger woman. One is immersed in the lives of her children and grandchildren, the other childless and cares only about her spiritual development.
When the two women meet at a mutual friend’s funeral, Agata persuades Maika to spice things up and do a life swap — with both comic and dramatic results. Distributor TVP Intl., plans a wide European release in territories including the U.K., Ireland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Greece and German-speaking countries.
TVP’s slate also includes previously announced espionage thriller series “’The Bay of Spies,” directed by Michal Rogalski.
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