The Polish Oscar Committee has chosen All That I Loveas the candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film.

Jacek Borcuch’s film is a coming of age story set against the political upheaveal of 1980s Poland. Four small-town teenagers try to form a punk rock band.

The Oscar Committee, headed by Polish director Agnieszka Holland, also included Allan Starski, Borys Lankosz, Jan A. P Kaczmarek, Agata Dominik, Dariusz Jabłoński, Waldemar Kalinowski, Bartek Konopka, Andrzej Jakimowski and Michał Chaciński.

The jury said: “It is full of warmth and energy, as well as an interesting attempt to face our complicated recent past, which is already very hard to translate on to the screen. The film had a positive audience reception; it was also presented in USA, where it was very well received. This guarantees that even if a Polish film will not be nominated for an Oscar it will generate interest as well as sympathy and will proudly represent our Cinema.”

The film’s producer is Polish company Prasa i Film in co-operation with Telewizja Polska and CanalPluswith financing from the Polish Film Institute.

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