Polish Films Awarded in Minsk
Ida by Paweł Pawlikowski and Ojciec i syn (Father and Son) by Paweł Łoziński received the top prizes at the 20th Listapad International Film Festival, which closed on November 8, 2013.
Four Awards for Ida
Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida received the Grand Prize (Golden Listapad Award) for Best Feature Film, the Juri Marukhin Award for Best Photography, the award of the international critics’ jury for Agata Kulesza as Best Supporting Actress, and the Silver Listapad Award for artistic achievement. Ida competed against eleven other films from around the world, including Geograf globus propil (The Geographer Drank His Globe Away) by Alexander Veledinsky and My Dog Killer by Mira Fornay. The Minsk award marks another addition to a series of international awards for Pawlikowski’s Ida, which to date has won top laurels at the London IFF, the 29th Warsaw Film Festival, the 38th Gdynia FIlm Festival, and received an award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Ojciec i syn (Father and Son) Voted Best Documentary
The Grand Prize in the Documentary Competition went to Ojciec i syn (Father and Son), directed by Paweł Łoziński. Earlier this year, Father and Son received awards at the Moscow IFF (Grand Prix) and the Krakow Film Festival (Silver Horn Award).
Both awarded films were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Further details about the Listapad International Film Festival are available at www.listapad.com.
Translated by Karolina Kołtun