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Still from Andrzej Jakimowski's Once Upon a Time in November, 2017. Pictured: Grzegorz Palkowski, photo: Adam Bajerski / Kino Świat

Once Upon a Time in November is a touching story about today’s Poland, born out of concern and social disobedience, but not free of journalistic simplifications.

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Stills from I am a Murderer by Maciej Pieprzyca, 2016, photo: NEXT FILM. Cast: Mirosław Haniszewski, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Piotr Adamczyk, Michał Żurawski, Agata Kulesza and Magdalena Popławska.

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Still from I'm a Killer by Maciej Pieprzyca, 2016. In the picture: Mirosław Haniszewski, photo: NEXT FILM

In his film Maciej Pieprzyca conjoined a stylish criminal story with psychological thriller and film morality about being entangled in evil. I am a Murderer proves that popular cinema does not have to be stupid, whereas artistic ambitions do not except communicativeness.

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Based on a true story film directed by Anne Fontaine, an author of the memorable Coco Channel and The Girl From Monaco. The French-Polish production shot entirely in Poland with a participation of Polish actress: Agata Kulesza, Agata Buzek, Joanna Kulig, Anna Próchniak, Katarzyna Dąbrowska, Helena Sujecka and the new-born French star Lou de Laâge.

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The Innocents, directed by Anne Fontaine, photo: Anna Włoch/Aeroplan Film/Kino Świat

A greatly acted film directed by Anne Fontaine is mainly a story about confrontation of belief and unbelief but also about the Polish history seen from the women's perspective.

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Still from the film These Daughters of Mine, dir. Kinga Dębska. In the photograph: Maria Dębska, Gabriela Muskała, Marian Dziędziel, Agata Kulesza, source: promotional materials / Kino Świat

Kinga Dębska created a moving and unpretentious film out of a story about a family, illness, and death. These Daughters of Mine, which received awards from the journalists and the audience at the Gdynia Film Festival, is a shamelessly tender and wonderfully acted piece of cinema.

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Stills from the film These Daughters of Mine, dir. Kinga Dębska. It is a story of two sisters, who need to reconnect in the light of the illness and death of the closest ones.

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Jim Carrey. Photo: Dennis van Tine / Photoshot / Reporter

Opus Film, the Łódź studio behind Ida, winner of this year’s Oscar for best foreign language film, is co-producing a new movie entitled True Crimes featuring Polish actress Agata Kulesza and Jim Carrey. The thriller is based on the shocking story of a real crime investigation that took place in Poland. Shooting is currently taking place in Kraków.

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Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida has won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It is the first Polish film to receive an award in this category.

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A still from Ida by Paweł Pawlikowski, photo: TIFF

Yet another fact proving that Ida has a universal overtone, reaching audiences around the world – Ewa Puszczyńska, the film’s producer, has commented on the César nomination, an award presented by The French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques.

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Agata Kulesza, who was crowned best supporting actress by LAFCA this year, describes the challenges of playing Ida's troubled aunt in the eponymous feature film Ida, nominated for two Academy Awards in 2015.

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The complete list of films submitted for this year’s Oscar for best foreign language film has been announced. Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida is one of the favourites in this category. Ida is not a movie about the Holocaust, the culpability of the Polish people, or the Stalinist terror that marked post-war Polish history. These themes are present and extremely important, but they serve as a backdrop to the story that centres on the meeting of two very different personalities. The real focus of film is on choosing your own way of life and realising and verifying your identity. Agata Trzebuchowska, who...

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Still from Ida, dir. Paweł Pawlikowski, photo: Opus Film

Paweł Pawlikowski's film received two nominations from the most important British film award. Ida could obtain the statuette for the best film not in the English language and Łukasz Żal and Ryszard Lenczewski could receive the award for the best cinematography.

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A shot from the film Ida by Paweł Pawlikowski, phot. Opus Film

Ida has won the 2014 LUX Prize, granted by the European Parliament to films which encourage discussion on values important to the European Union.

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Still from Paweł Pawlikowski's "Ida", 2013. Pictured: Agata Trzebuchowska, photo: CAP/NFS / Forum

It was Ida's night. At the 27th European Film Awards ceremony, Ida took home 5 awards, making it the biggest winner of the evening – Best Director, Best Screenplay for Paweł Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Best Cinematography – Prix Carlo di Palma for Łukasz Żal and Ryszard Lenczewski, and above all: Best Film and the People's Choice Award.

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Agata Trzebuchowska and Dawid Ogrodnik in Ida, directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, photo: Gdynia Film Festival

Ida, Paweł Pawlikowski's latest and wildly successful feature film about a nun who unexpectedly discovers she is Jewish, has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the Best Foreign Film category.

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A still from Ida directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, phot. Opus Film

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (LAFCA) are one of the most reliable barometers of Oscar chances. Agata Kulesza has received one for best supporting actress and Ida for best foreign film.

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The New York Film Critics Circle has awarded its annual prizes. Ida by Paweł Pawlikowski was recognized as the best foreign language film.

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The complete list of films submitted for this year’s Oscar for best foreign language film has been announced. Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida is one of the favourites in this category.

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