Marcin Dorociński leads international cast of the new Jan P. Matuszynski’s film written by Grzegorz Łoszewski called “Minghun”!

After losing his daughter, Jurek (Marcin Dorocinski), along with his father-in-law Ben (Daxing Zhang), decides to perform the Chinese ritual of minghun, a post-mortem wedding. "Minghun" is a story about hope, love and the search for the meaning of life and what comes after it. It tells us about the most important emotions and the existential limits of the human experience. 
For both men, the decision of conducting minghun sparks an emotional journey deep into themselves. The clash of Jurek and Ben’s very different cultures is intended to help make both men realize that regardless of their origin, we all belong to one human family, where basic emotions are shared.
This film combines a large dose of surprise with a pinch of humor and a strong empathy for the viewer. It ironically confronts us with loss, our own beliefs and spirituality. It is a moving and tender film about important values in human life, giving the viewer the most powerful emotion in this moment – hope. "Minghun" deals with the theme of losing a loved one and the search for the meaning of life with subtle irony. It is a story about the meeting of cultures and about love, which can come at the least expected moment. It truly touches and captivates with a uniquely original concept, bringing catharsis to the characters and breaking taboos.

When I think of „Minghun”, there are a few different films that come to my mind - from "Parasite," which combines existential weight with lightness and humor, to Kieslowski's films, to some works of Michael Mann, which despite the genre often strongly explored issues of loneliness and inevitability, or finally outstanding films about loss like Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu "21 Grams" or Isabel Coixet "The secret life of words."
(…) "Minghun" is the story of a man dealing with trauma. There is an original approach to the theme of spirituality, religion or transcendence, which does not trump cliché and is free from explicit connotations. In some way it is also a story about love - what I like about it is that there’s romance but an existential one. There is also a very interesting relationship between men - Jurek and his father-in-law, Ben, who is also from a different cultural background, which gives room for more interesting conversations and, consequently, scenes.
Jan P. Matuszyński, director

„Minghun” is being brought to life by a team of award-winning filmmakers, starting off with Polish director Jan P. Matuszynski, whose previous films „Leave No Traces” and „The Last Family” premiered in Venice and Locarno film festivals. He was also part of the jury at 79th Venice International Film Festival.
„Minghun” stars one of the most beloved actors in Poland, Marcin Dorocinski, who’s also rising to fame abroad thanks to Netflix’s „Queens Gambit”, „Vikings: Valhalla” and Tom Cruise blockbuster „Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning” which is set to premiere this year. Alongside Dorocinski stars Daxing Zhang („Matrix”, „Charlie’s Angels”), Chinese actor & producer based in Los Angeles. The film also casted some rising stars of a new generation - Natalia Bui and Antek Sztaba, as well as international actors such as: Ewelina Starejki, Wiktoria Gorodeckaja, Fenfen Huang, Kwong Loke, Yuk Man and Brid Ni Neachtain. Castings were held in US, UK, Poland and France and most of the film is in English, Polish and Chinese.
The script was written by Grzegorz Łoszewski („The Collector”, „Shameless”). Kacper Fertacz („Leave No Traces” „The Last Family”), cinematographer recently awarded by Polish Society of Cinematographers, reunites with Matuszynski to create striking visuals.
Joanna Kaczyńska is responsible for production design, Emilia Czartoryska for costume design, Pola Guźlińska for hair&make-up, Jarosław Bajdowski for sound, Leszek Starzynski for editing and Weronika Pacewicz and Dariusz Kłodowski for production management. Krzysztof Rak (“Gods”, Oscar nominated “Corpus Christi”) is creative producing.
The film was co-financed by Polish Film Institute and Gdansk Film Fund. Kino Swiat boarded the project as a distributor in Poland.
“Minghun” is produced by Wonder Films, created by well-known producers in Polish industry - Klaudiusz Frydrych („Jack Strong”, „Pigs 3”, „The Vulture"), Krzysztof Rak („Corpus Christi”, „Gods”, „The Art of Loving: Story of Michalina Wislocka”) and Inga Kruk („Mug”, „In the name of”).
„Minghun” coming soon!
Jan P. Matuszyński
Grzegorz Łoszewski
Klaudiusz Frydrych
Krzysztof Rak
Inga Kruk
Director of photography: Kacper Fertacz
Production designer: Joanna Kaczyńska
Casting by: Piotr Bartuszek, PoPing AuYeung
Make-up by: Pola Guźlińska
Costume design by: Emilia Czartoryska
Editing by: Leszek Starzyński
Sound: Jarosław Bajdowski
Production management: Weronika Pacewicz, Dariusz Kłodowski

Marcin Dorociński, Daxing Zhang, Natalia Bui, Ewelina Starejki, Antoni Sztaba, Wiktoria Gorodeckaja, Fenfen Huang, Kwong Loke, Yuk Man, Brid Ni Neachtain

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