Malgorzata Szumowska's drama 33 Scenes From Life was named best film at the 11th Polish Film Awards in Warsaw and Jerzy Skolimowksi received the Eagle for best director for his work on Four Nights With Anna.
In addition to best film, 33 Scenes From Life received the Audience Award as well as best score and best editing. The film saw its world premiere at Locarno, where it won the Special Jury Prize. The Polish-German co-production is produced by Karl Baumgartner and Raimond Goebel. TrustNordisk handles international sales.
Adam Sikora received the Eagle for best cinematography for his work on Skolimowski's Quinzaine title Four Nights With Anna. Produced by the director and Paulo Branco, Elle Driver handles international sales.
The other big winner at Monday night's ceremony at Warsaw's Polish Theatre was Waldemar Krzystek's Little Moscow. The film was honoured for the director's screenplay as well as its production design, costumes and sound design. Actress Elena Leszczynska was named discovery of the year for her role in the film.
Little Moscow is a historical drama about a love triangle involving a Russian officer, his wife and a Polish officer in the months leading up to the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia.
Polish Film Awards, selected awards:
Best film: 33 Scenes From Life (dir. Malgorzata Szumowska)
Best director: Jerzy Skolimowski for Four Nights With Anna
Best screenplay: Waldemar Krzystek for Little Moscow (dir. Waldemar Krzystek)
Best cinematography: Adam Sikora for Four Nights With Anna
Best actress: Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak for Scratch (dir. Michal Rosa)
Best actor: Krzysztof Stroinski for Scratch
Discovery of the year: Elena Leszczynska for her role in Little Moscow
Audience award: 33 Scenes From Life
Best European film: The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (dir. Julian Schnabel)