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AWARDS Poland

Ida sweeps to victory at the Eagles

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- With four trophies including Best Film, Pawel Pawlikowski’s feature film dominates the annual Polish Film Awards

Ida sweeps to victory at the Eagles
Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski

Having already been sold to over 30 territories and won awards at Toronto, Gdynia, Warsaw, London and Gijón, among others, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida [+see also:
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has now had a major victory by snagging the title of Best Film of 2013 during the Polish Film Academy’s Eagles ceremony. The feature was also honoured with the Eagle for Best Director, and the trophies for the Best Actress (Agata Kulesza) and Best Editing (Jaroslaw Kaminski).

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The other big winner at this edition was Life Feels Good [+see also:
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by Maciej Pieprzyca (read the article), which garnered awards for Best Screenplay (written by the director), Best Actor (Dawid Ogrodnik), and Best Supporting Actress (Anna Nehrebecka) and Actor (Arkadiusz Jakubik). The movie was also given the Audience Award.

Papusza [+see also:
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, by Joanna Kos Krauze (watch the video interview) and Krzysztof Krauze, bagged itself four statuettes in the technical categories: Best Cinematography (Krzysztof Ptak and Wojciech Staron), Best Set Design (Anna Wunderlich), Best Costumes (Barbara Sikorska-Bouffal) and Best Music (Jan Kanty-Pawluskiewicz).

Also of note were the statuette for Discovery of the Year awarded to Bodo Kox for The Girl from the Wardrobe [+see also:
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, the Best Sound Award won by Guillaume Le Braz and Jacek Hamela for Imagine [+see also:
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by Andrzej Jakimowski, the Eagle for Best Documentary awarded to Another World by Dorota Kedzierzawska, and the title of Best European Film snagged by Sugar Man [+see also:
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, by Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul (a movie that took over 100,000 admissions in Poland, an exceptional result for a documentary). Lastly, a Lifetime Achievement Eagle was handed out to the documentary maker Kazimierz Karabasz, who has directed over 50 films since 1953, has been an inspiration to several generations of documentary makers and founded the Polish Documentary School. 

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(Translated from French)

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