JANUSZ GAJOS AND HANNA POLAK AWARDED IN MALTA
Janusz Gajos received the award for Best Actor at the Valletta Film Festival in Malta for his performance in BODY/CIAŁO, a film by Małgorzata Szumowska. The award for Best Documentary Film went to Nadejdą lepsze czasy (Something Better to Come), a film by Hanna Polak. Both films were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Award for Janusz Gajos
At the first edition of the Valletta Film Festival, which closed on June 21, Janusz Gajos received the award for Best Actor for his performance in Małgorzata Szumowska’s BODY/CIAŁO. The festival’s top prize went to AN, a film by Naomi Kawase.
Another International Award
The Valletta award marks another form of international recognition for Gajos’ performance as a prosecutor in BODY/CIAŁO. Earlier this year, Janusz Gajos received the Best Actor award at the 20th Kino Pavasaris IFF in Vilnius. In Poland, Gajos also received the Best Actor award in the Polish Feature Film Competition at the Off Camera festival in Krakow.
Another Award for Hanna Polak’s Documentary
The Valletta festival also brought an award for Nadejdą lepsze czasy (Something Better to Come), a documentary film directed by Hanna Polak and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. Polak’s film received the award for Best Documentary. This marks yet another award for Hanna Polak’s most recent film, which has previously been recognized at a number of international film festivals, including IDFA, Munich, Trieste, Zagreb, Moscow, Madrid, and Geneva.
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Tranlsated by Karolina Kołtun