JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI AWARDED IN CHINA
At the 25th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in China, Jerzy Skolimowski received the award for Best Director for his work on 11 minut (11 Minutes).
11 minut (11 Minutes)
The same eleven minutes in the lives of various protagonists are shown through parallel storylines. Before the last second of the eleventh minute is up, their fates are brought together by an event that will have a huge impact on their lives.
An insanely jealous husband, his sexy actress wife, a sneaky hollywood director, a careless drug dealer, a girl with a beloved dog, a hot dog vendor with a sketchy past, a frustrated student on a risky mission, a mountain-climber-turned-window-washer, an elderly painter, a paramedic team with an unusual problem, and a group of hungry nuns. An array of people living in a modern city; their lives and passions intertwine. An unexpected chain of events will settle their fate in under eleven minutes.
Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival
Organised by the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and China Film Association, the Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers film festival and film awards is one of Asia’s largest film events. The festival lineup features screenings of Chinese films and select international productions. The Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival is organised in a different city each year, with this year’s edition taking place in Tangshan.
Polish Award Winners at the Golden Rooster FF
Polish filmmakers have received multiple awards at the Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival, including Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze for their film Plac Zbawiciela (Saviour’s Square), Jan Jakub Kolski for Wenecja (Venice), Grażyna Wolszczak for her performance in Ja wam pokażę! (2007), Jacek Bromski as best director for his work on U Pana Boga za miedzą (2009), Ewa Wiśniewska for her performance in Jerzy Domaradzki’s Piąta pora roku (The Fifth Season of the Year; 2013), Jan Komasa for Miasto 44 (Warsaw 44; 2015), and Andrzej Chyra for his performance in Jacek Lusiński’s Carte Blanche (2015).
The China Film Association has an extensive collaboration with the Polish Filmmakers Association; the latter recommends Polish films for the Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival.
The closing ceremony of the 25th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival was held on September 23, 2016 in Tangshan.
Translated by Karolina Kołtun