Buffalo 8 Acquires Poland’s Best International Film Oscar Entry ‘Leave No Traces’

December 13, 2021

Buffalo 8 Distribution has acquired the North American rights to Jan P. Matuszyński’s Leave No Traces starring Tomasz Ziętek (Corpus Christi), Sandra Korzeniak (Influence) and Jacek Braciak (Edi).

The film, which debuted at the Venice Film Festival, is Poland’s official selection for Best International Feature at the upcoming Academy Awards. Buffalo 8 will release the film theatrically in February of 2022.

Based on true events in 1983 Poland, Leave No Traces follows the story of Jurek – a young man who becomes an enemy of the state after he’s the sole witness to the violent murder of a high school student at the hands of militia. The oppressive regime leverages the full weight of its infrastructure to pressure and intimidate Jurek and people close to the case, using the militia, secret service, courts and the media in an attempt to cover up the killings.

“The entire Buffalo 8 team is thrilled to release Poland’s 2022 Academy Award candidate, Leave No Traces domestically,” said Nikki Stier Justice, Buffalo 8’s Head of Distribution. “Director Jan P. Matuszyński is able to balance a rich and haunting narrative alongside powerful and incredibly timely themes.”