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Eight Eagles for The Reverse

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Eight Eagles for The Reverse

The major winner at the 12th Polish Eagle Awards (Orły 2010), presented by the Polish Film Academy, was Borys Lankosz’s The Reverse [+see also:
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. This triumph was announced yesterday at the annual ceremony held at the Teatr Wieki in Warsaw. There were few surprises: this year’s second most successful film was, as expected, Wojciech Smarzowski’s The Dark House.

The Reverse really swept the board, with eight statuettes including Best Film. The title also earned prizes for actresses Agata Buzek and Anna Polony, as well as scooping Best Screenplay (Andrzej Bart), Best Score (Włodek Pawlik), Best Production Design (Magdalena Dipont, Robert Czesak) and Best Costume Design (Magdalena Biedrzycka). Moreover, Lankosz picked up the "Discovery of the Year" Award.

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Meanwhile, The Dark House received four statuettes (out of eight nominations): the Best Director Eagle, Audience Award (through an Internet vote), Best Cinematography (Krzysztof Ptak) and Best Editing (Paweł Laskowski).

Third in line is Xavery Żuławski’s Snow White and Russian Red [+see also:
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, which won Best Actor in a Leading Role (Borys Szyc) and Best Sound (Mateusz Adamczyk, Sebastian Witkowski).

The Polish Film Academy also named Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon [+see also:
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interview: Michael Haneke
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Best European Film.

Finally, author-screenwriter-director Jerzy Stefan Stawiński (born in 1921), who penned the screenplays to Polish classics such as Andrzej Wajda’s Canal (Kanał) and Andrzej Munk’s Heroism, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

(Translated from French)

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