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Tricks picks up treat


Only weeks after his win at Venice (Europa Cinemas Label for Best European Film, see news), Andrzej Jakimowski has snagged the Golden Lion at the 32nd Gdynia Polish Film Festival.

His second feature Tricks [+see also:
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interview: Andrzej Jakimowski
interview: Tomasz Gąssowski
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, a lyrical story told through a child’s eyes, also picked up Best Cinematography (Adam Bajerski). Polish audiences will not have long to wait before the film opens on local screens through Kino Świat on October 26.

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The Special Jury Prize, presided over by Janusz Majewski, was awarded ex-aequo to Maciej Wojtyszko’s Louise's Garden and Jacek Bromski’s God's Little Garden.

Tomasz Wiszniewski, a director known for his Kanalia (1990) and Where Eskimos Live (2001), was named Best Director for his new film All Will Be Well. Best Screenplay went to Jerzy Stuhr for Twist of Fate.

Robert Więckiewicz won Best Actor for his role in Wiszniewski’s film, as well as in State Witness [+see also:
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, directed by Jarosław Sypniewski, Jacek Filipiak and Michał Gazda.

Adored by the public, Danuta Szaflarska was named Best Actress for her role in Dorota Kędzierzawska’s Time to Die, which according to critics was "the big loser of the festival". The title also won Best Sound Design.

Łukasz Palkowski’s Preserve was one of the films to pick up several awards. It won Best Debut Film, Best Supporting Actress (Sonia Bohosiewicz), Best Editing (Paweł Witecki) as well as the Audience and Critics awards.

(Translated from French)

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