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AWARDS Poland

Eagle nominations 2007

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The list of nominees for the 2007 Eagles – which will be presented on March 3 by the Polish Film Academy – was announced yesterday afternoon.

The ninth edition of the competition is largely dominated by three films: Jan Jakub Kolski’s Jasminum, Marek Koterski’s We’re All Christs and the grand winner of the 2006 Gdynia Polish Film Festival – Saviour Square [+see also:
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by Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze.

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Kolski and Koterski’s films have each received nine nominations, for Best Film, Best Director, Best Lead Role, Best Supporting Role, Best Photography, Best Production Design and Best Costume Design. Jasminum has been nominated for Best Music and Best Sound, while We’re All Christs is in the running for Best Screenplay and Best Editing.

The Krauzes’ film is nominated in eight categories: Best Film, Best Director, Best Lead Role, Best Supporting Role, Best Script, Best Music, Best Editing and Best Sound.

Koterski and Krzysztof Krauze have already won the prestigious Eagle: the former for the screenplay of The Day of the Wacko [+see also:
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in 2003, while Krauze’s The Debt won Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay in 2000.

While there are six nominations for Michał Kwieciński’s Extras and five for Izabela Cywińska’s The Lovers of Marona, the new generation of Polish filmmakers have only received one each: Sławomir Fabicki (Retrieval [+see also:
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), Xavery Żuławski (Chaos) and Anna Jadowska ( It’s Me Now [+see also:
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).

Three titles will compete for the statuette for Best European Film: Agnieszka Holland’s Copying Beethoven, Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver [+see also:
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interview: Agustín Almodóvar
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interview: Pénélope Cruz
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(see Focus) and Ken Loach’s The Wind That Shakes the Barley [+see also:
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interview: Ken Loach
interview: Rebecca O’Brien
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(see Focus).

The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be unveiled at the ceremony on February 26.

The Eagles (Orły in Polish) have been awarded since 1999 by the Polish Film Academy, which has over 500 members. The ninth edition is also an opportunity for the Eagle nominees to be nominated for the European Film Academy awards.

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(Translated from French)

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