Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Yesterday the Independent Film Foundation had their annual #Orły2016 award ceremony and the big winner of the night is none other than a film by outstanding filmmaker Małgorzata Szumowska that we just saw her last month in Berlin, as she was member of the main competition jury; but most important, in 2015 Berlinale she won the Silver Bear for Best Director for her film Ciało (Body), which last night won the two top awards, Best Film and Best Director as well as some more honors making film the BIG winner of the night.
I'm really glad that Polish cinema honored a great female filmmaker as I'm absolutely impressed with here still-developing particular style in her still-small body of work that includes Elles and In the Name Of. Great!!! Film was honored with four (4) awards BUT they were the top-four awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor!
Most interesting was the snubbing of Jerzy Skolimowski's 11 minut (11 minutes) that was in competition at 2015 Venice Fest, was Poland's submission to Oscars and last night, won only one award for Best Editing. Yes, is true, I wondered why they didn't send Body to Oscasrs and opted for a more well-known great director as Skolimowski is.
The Lifetime Achievement Award went this year to Janusz Gajos.
To check winners at the official site go here, available only in Polish. To read winners in English go article here.
Best Film: Ciało (Body), Małgorzata Szumowska
Best Documentary: Aktorka, Kinga Dębska and Maria Konwicka
Best European Film: Youth by Paolo Sorrentino
Best Director: Małgorzata Szumowska for Ciało (Body)
Best Actress: Maja Ostaszewska in Ciało (Body)
Best Supporting Actress: Anna Dymna in Excentrycy, czyli po słonecznej stronie ulicy (Eccentrics, or On the Sunny Side of the Street)
Best Actor: Janusz Gajos in Ciało (Body)
Best Supporting Actor: Wojciech Pszoniak in Excentrycy, czyli po słonecznej stronie ulicy (Eccentrics, or On the Sunny Side of the Street)
Discovery of the Year: Agnieszka Smoczyńska for directing Córki dancingu (The Lure)
Best Screenplay: Kinga Dębska for Moje córki krowy (These Daughters of Mine)
Best Cinematography: Arkadiusz Tomiak for Karbala
Best Production Design: Jagna Janicka for Hiszpanka (Influence)
Best Costumes: Dorota Roqueplo and Andrzej Szenajch for Hiszpanka (Influence)
Best Music: Wojciech Karolak for Excentrycy, czyli po słonecznej stronie ulicy (Eccentrics, or On the Sunny Side of the Street)
Best Sound: Krzysztof Jastrząb and Mateusz Irisik for Excentrycy, czyli po słonecznej stronie ulicy (Eccentrics, or On the Sunny Side of the Street)
Best Editing: Agnieszka Glińska for 11 minut (11 Minutes)
Audience Award: Moje córki krowy (These Daughters of Mine), Kinga Dębska
Ciało (Body) Trailer