Two Polish films honoured at Sundance
PR dla Zagranicy
The Sundance Film Festival gave prizes to two Polish films at an award ceremony on Saturday.
Director Michał Marczak (L) accepts the 'Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary' for the film 'All These Sleepless Nights' at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony in Park City, Utah, USA, 30 January 2016. Photo: EPA/GEORGE FREY
Polish director Michał Marczak took home the award for Best Director in the World Cinema Documentary competition for his documentary "All These Sleepless Nights”, about young residents in the Polish capital, Warsaw.
“Tipping its hat to the French New Wave, the film brings impressive stylistic and thematic cohesion to its hedonistic haze, with fluid images, a trippy tone and a flavorful soup of sonic textures,” wrote the Hollywood Reporter.
A special jury award was bestowed on Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s mermaid musical-horror film “The Lure”.
The film, which tells the unlikely story of two mermaid sisters who find work performing at a nightclub, was competing against 11 movies at the US festival.
“The Birth of a Nation”, a drama by director Nate Parker based on a slave revolt in 1831, took the top prize at the competition in Utah. The film is a strong contender for the Academy Awards. (rg/pk)