The European Film Academy has announced its list of 46 films recommended for nomination for the 2019 European Film Awards. Finding a place on the list were Wojciech Smarzowski's "Clergy," Agnieszka Holland's "Citizen Jones" and Adrian Panek's "Werewolf."
Inspired by a true story and set in mid-20th Century Europe against the backdrop of totalitarianism, the film focuses on the almost forgotten life of Czech healer Jan Mikolášek who cured millions even as he suffered under both Nazi and Communist rule.
Polish film director and scriptwriter Agnieszka Holland has been awarded the 2019 Viadrina Prize from the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), announced Ewa Bielewicz-Polakowska, a spokesperson for Collegium Polonicum.
Shot in Warsaw, Wrocław, Lublin and Silesia, the story focuses on the harrowing question of what Poland would be like if it hadn’t broken free of its communist oppressors in 1983. The result is a dark, dystopian depiction of Poland in 2003.