Silent Night, Spoor, Loving Vincent in running for Polish film awards
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Director Piotr Domalewski’s Silent Night, Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik’s Spoor, and Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent are among the productions nominated for the Polish Film Awards this year.
Actor Zbigniew Zamachowski takes to stage as nominations for the Polish Film Awards are announced in Warsaw on Wednesday. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka
The three productions will be competing for an award for best Polish film of 2017.
The Polish Film Awards, known as the Eagles, are presented in a total of 19 categories by the Polish Film Academy. The names of the films nominated this year were announced at a press conference in Warsaw on Wednesday.
The drama Silent Night, which tells the story of an expat who returns to his native village in Poland for Christmas, won 11 nominations in multiple categories, while Afterimage, the last film by director Andrzej Wajda, won seven nominations, the Polish Film Academy said.
Spoor, which was Poland’s official entry but failed to be nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign-Language Film category, has a chance to grab six Eagles, while Loving Vincent, the world’s first fully painted feature film in the running for an Oscar, has garnered five nominations from the Polish Film Academy.
The Polish Film Awards will be presented for the 20th time this year. The Eagles will be handed out on March 26, with the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award due to be disclosed on March 7.