A film directed by renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland has been shortlisted for the 93rd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category.
The documentary describes Warsaw University archaeology professor Andrzej Niwiński’s life-long search in the Valley of King’s for the hidden tomb of 11th century BC Egyptian ruler Herhor.
Set against the region’s dramatic 20th century history, the film, “Charlatan”, which will represent the Czech Republic at the 93rd Academy Awards in April 2021, is based on the true story of Czech healer Jan Mikolášek, who lived from 1887 to 1973.
Boże Ciało (Corpus Christi), a Polish film directed by Jan Komasa, was nominated for the 92nd Academy Award in the Best International Feature Film category, the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced.
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.
‘Cold War’ had been in line for three Oscars but on a disappointing night for Polish cinema it had to go home with nothing.
Actress Joanna Kulig, one of the co-stars of the acclaimed film ‘Cold War’, gives birth to boy just days before the Oscars.
Pawlikowski, who won best director at Cannes, has also been nominated along with the film’s cameraman Łukasz Żal, who was cinematographer on Pawlikowski's previous Oscar-winning film Ida.
A retrospective of the films of Paweł Pawlikowski, with the participation of the director, is being held in the New York Museum of the Moving Image. His film "Cold War" is listed among the favourites for the Oscar in the non-English language films category.
From Polański to Wajda, TFN goes through the history of Polish film at the Oscars.