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Joanna Kulig – The Eddy #Berlinale2020

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From the polish La La Land, Cold War to combining again music and film in The Eddy: Joanna Kulig on finally working with Damien Chazelle.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Joanna Kulig, actress of Netflix tv series The Eddy.

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When people watched Cold War by Pawel Pawlikoski at the Festival de Cannes in 2018, they all said it was a polish black and white version of La La Land. Cold War‘s star, Joanna Kulig, who is also a singer, is among the protagonists of Damien Chazelle’s first series, The Eddy, where she gets to sing and so, combine her two passions, film and music. It’s a dream come true for Joanna Kulig who describes how her character is unusual in the TV series panorama and how the atmosphere on set was as perfect as she could imagine it would be. Every episode focuses on a character and episode 5 is the one dedicated to Maja, Kulig’s role.

The Eddy: Directed by Academy Award® winner Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Emmy Award® winner Alan Poul (Tales of the City), Houda Benyamina (Divines) and Laïla Marrakchi (Le Bureau des Légendes), the Netflix original series The Eddy is an eight-episode drama that takes place in the vibrant multicultural neighborhoods of modern-day Paris. Once a celebrated jazz pianist in New York, Elliot Udo (André Holland) is now the co-owner of struggling club The Eddy, where he manages the house band fronted by lead singer and on-again-off-again girlfriend Maja (Joanna Kulig). As Elliot learns that his business partner Farid (Tahar Rahim) may be involved in some questionable practices at the club, secrets begin to come to light that have also been concealed from Farid’s wife Amira (Leïla Bekhti), and when Elliot’s troubled teenage daughter Julie (Amandla Stenberg) suddenly arrives in Paris to live with him, his personal and professional worlds quickly start to unravel as he confronts his past, fighting to save the club and protect those closest to him. The series also stars Melissa George (In Treatment), Adil Dehbi (How I Became a Superhero), Benjamin Biolay (La douleur), Tchéky Karyo (The Missing) and rapper Sopico in his debut on-screen performance.

The Eddy is part of the 70th Berlinale series section and will be on Netflix from May 8th.

To discover more about the tv series, click here.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Joanna Kulig
  • Interviewee role
    actress
  • Film title
    The Eddy
  • Festival section
    Berlinale series
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