Manhunt triumphs at the Eagles
- The title for Best Polish Film goes to the wartime thriller by Marcin Krzysztalowicz. Aftermath and You are God also on the podium
Manhunt [+see also:
film profile] by Marcin Krzysztalowicz (photo) last night dominated the 15th edition of the Eagles, prizes awarded annually by the Polish Academy of Cinema. This wartime thriller, which tells the story of a corporal’s revenge following the assassination of members of his partisan unit, was crowned Best Film and was awarded three other prizes for Images (Arkadiusz Tomiak), Costumes (Magdalena Rutkiewicz-Luterek) and Sound (Barbara Domaradzka and Piotr Domaradzki).
Centered around seven police officers and delving into the heart of corruption, Traffic Department by Wojciech Smarzowski was honoured for its Screenplay (written by the director) and its Male Supporting Actor (Arkadiusz Jakubik).
The controversial Aftermath [+see also:
film profile] by Wladyslaw Pasikowski (back after ten years of absence), which deals with the 1941 pogroms and the subject of anti-semitism in Poland, brought Maciej Stuhr a Best Actor Award, with the film also rewarded for Best Set Design (Alan Starski).
The winners’ list also features You are God [+see also:
film profile] by Leszek Dawid. This film dedicated to the Polish cult hip-hop group Paktofonika won the Public’s Award and the prize for Best Editing (Jaroslaw Kaminski).
Agnieszka Grochowska was crowned Best Actress for her performance in Shameless, Filip Marczewski’s first feature film.
In the winners’ list of the 2013 Eagles, we also find Roman Polanski, (Best Director for Carnage [+see also:
film profile]), Michael Haneke (Best European Film with Love [+see also:
interview: Michael Haneke
film profile]) and Danuta Szaflarska, one of the greatest actresses in the history of Polish cinema, still acting (in Aftermath) at the age of 98, and to whom the Academy awarded a prize for the entirety of her career.
(Translated from French)
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