The award winner Zbyszek Cybulski was announced during a ceremony at the Luna Cinema in Warsaw.
become one Eric Colm JrWho in TVP movie “Philip” Michael Koczynski “He created an inconspicuous image of a strong man, caught in a trap, not giving up on himself.” “After a stormy discussion, we decided to award this year’s Zbyszek Cybulski Prize for the radicalism and courage in interpreting the role, for the breadth and maturity of the acting means used, for creating an inconspicuous figure of a downtrodden man endowed with extraordinary inner strength, for creating a role that is the heart of the film,” the jury stressed.
The movie “Philip” is set in Frankfurt in 1943. The title character played by Kulm is a typical cosmopolitan and seducer who is incapable of deeper feelings. In Poland he lost his entire family. Being in the heart of Nazi Germany, he hides his Jewish origin and often escapes death. He works as a waiter in a hotel restaurant and nonchalantly enjoys the charm of life surrounded by luxury, beautiful women and friends from all over Europe. However, when the war begins to reap a bloody harvest among those close to him, the complex world that surrounds him collapses like a house of cards…
Among the nominees – with the exception of Colm – are: Mikoaj Kobacki (He was nominated for the role of wealthy high school graduate Kamel Welk in “Apocafix” Xawry Zulawski), Michaelina Jabach (Nominated for the role of Kaśka in “wedding” Wojciech Smarzowski), Magdalena Wichorek (Nominated for the role of rapper Sandra in “Zaders” Grzegorz Molda) And the Jan Hrenkiewicz (He was nominated for the role of Bartik, who runs the farm in “the elephant” Camille Krusicky).
The winner was chosen by the jury consisting of: Bartosz Bielenja, Agnieszka Kurzydlow, Ola Salwa, Agnieszka Smozieńska and Justyna Sobczek.
During the ceremony, we also met the award-winning Boleslav Michak for the film’s book. This distinction went to Sebastian Jagielski for his publication Intermittent Liberations: The Politics of Excess in Polish Cinema in the Years 1968-1982 (Universitas Publishing House). “The books that we nominated this year are full of sentimentality – the politics of excess, the monopoly of the party-state, flashes of beauty. We really had a hard time breaking it. The jury was not unanimous. Culture, excess is possible not only outside the framework, “- reported on behalf of the jury prof. Yvonne Kors.
Receiving the statuette, Sebastian Jagielski said, “It is amazing that in Polish cinema a book about liberation, about liberation through excess, has been so noticed and appreciated.” “I would like to thank Professor Tadeusz Lubelski for accepting this book into his publishing series and for all the comments on this book. However, this book certainly would not have existed without Grzegorz Niziołek, without his help, support and inspiration. Thanks to him, the work on this was The book is a great challenge, but also a great adventure. Of course I also thank my father, especially my mother.”
Ewa Gębicka “From the Department of Film Propaganda to the Central Bureau of Cinematography: The First Decade of the State Party Monopoly in Polish Cinema” (Wydawnictwo Śląski University) and Andrzej Pitrus “Back of Beauty: Meetings with Jonas Mekas” (Wydawnictwo w Podwórku) also got a chance win the prize.
The books were evaluated by a jury – next to the professor. Kurtz – There was: a. Wislaw Gudzic, Adriana Brodeus, Tadeusz Sobolewski and Mateusz Werner.
The Prize The Zbyszek Cybulski Prize has been awarded since 1969. Its first winner was Daniel Olbryczky. In the years 1969-95 the prize was awarded to the magazine “Akran”. In 2005, after a 10-year break, it was acquired by Fundacja Kino. Previous award winners are: Maja Komorowska, Kristina Janda, Olgerd Dukaszewicz, Marek Kondrat, Krzysztof Majsherzak, Zbigniew Zamaczowski, Artur Chmiewski, Dorota Segda, Marcin Doroczewski, Kinga Popis, Maciej Stohrice, Magdalena Popis
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