The more than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy – filmmakers from across Europe – have voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Riga the following awards were presented:
European Film 2014
Ida (2013) / PL-DK / 82 minutes / bw / Soloban Dir: Paweł Pawlikowski Pro: Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzięcioł & Ewa Puszczyńska Scr: Rebecca Lenkiewicz & Paweł Pawlikowski Cine: Lukasz Zal, Ryszard Lenczewski Mus: Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen Cast: Agata Kulesza (Wanda Gruz), Agata Trzebuchowska (Ida Lebenstein), Joanna Kulig (singer), Dawid Ogrodnik (Lis, a saxophonist), Jerzy Trela (Szymon Skiba), Adam Szyszkowski (Feliks Skiba), Artur Janusiak, Halina Skoczynska, Mariusz Jakus Release Date: 11 September 2013 (Poland) Sinopsis: Poland 1962. Anna is a novice, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna that Anna is Jewish. Both women start a journey not only to find their family tragic story, but who they really are and where they belong. They question their religions and ideas they believed in. Both are trying to go on living but only one of them can. (Official website)
Ida has been selected as the Polish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards. It has won most prestigious Polish and European industry awards, including Best Film given by Polish Film Academy, and Best Film awarded by European Film Academy.
See my previous post here
Probably one of the best films of the year.
Read more at The European Film Academy here