Actress Żulewska wins Cybulski Award for emerging talent
PR dla Zagranicy
Agnieszka Żulewska has won the annual Zbigniew Cybulski Award, a prestigious annual prize dedicated to the 'James Dean of Polish cinema.'
Agnieszka Żulewska collects the award at Warsaw's Kino Elektronik. Photo: PAP/Marcin Obara
The award, which was first given in 1969, just two years after Cybulski's untimely death, champions newcomers who are “distinguished by outstanding individuality.”
Żulewska, who was picked for her role in the film 'Chemistry', beat four other nominees to win this year's edition.
The 28-year-old has also won plaudits in recent months for her role in the award-winning movie 'Demon'.
The jury for this year's edition of the prize included several grandees from the Polish film world, among them Andrzej Wajda, who directed Cybulski in the celebrated movie 'Ashes and Diamonds', director Krzysztof Zanussi and head of the Polish Film Institute (PISF) Magdalena Sroka.
The award is given under the auspices of the Cinema Foundation (Fundacja Kino).
Zbigniew Cybulski is a cult figure in Polish cinema. He died after accidently slipping under a train in January 1967. (nh/pk)