Kościukiewicz Shooting Star of European Acting
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Mateusz Kościukiewicz was named one of the 10 most promising acting talents in Europe in European Film Promotion's Shooting Star showcase. The jury selected him for his outstanding performance in Małgorzata Szumowska's 2013 film 'In the Name Of...'.
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Mateusz Kościukiewicz in the film"In the Name Of...", photo Michał Englert
The European Film Promotion organization recently announced the winners of the 17th edition of Shooting Stars, a competition in which they elect the 10 most promising actors of European cinema. Polish actor Mateusz Kościukiewicz made it on the list. The 27- year old actor recently gained recognition for his performance in In the Name Of , the troubling portrait of a homosexual priest. The film was directed by Kościukiewicz's wife Małgorzata Szumowska, another up-and-coming name in Polish cinema.
Of Kościukiewicz, the jury said:
Mateusz has an intense screen presence. In contemporary Polish drama In the Name Of, he ingeniously conveys a character that journeys from enigmatic misfit to wildly unpredictable ticking bomb, enlivening his performance with a goofy energy and finally a beguiling tenderness. At all times, we were carried along with conviction.
In the Name Of trailer from Culture.pl on Vimeo.
Twenty-three other candidates from all over Europe took part in Shooting Stars 2014. According to the jury, the 17th edition exhibited an exceptionally high level of quality and competitiveness.
Our 17th year of the SHOOTING STARS initiative raises the bar once again for identifying the next generation of international acting talent. We were very pleased by the performers that were nominated and are excited to support these talented newcomers in their international careers. - said Managing Director of EFP Renate Rose.
We are thrilled with our selection and look forward to seeing these young actors flourish and go on to great things.” - added German director Hermine Huntgeburth, member of the jury.
The ten winners will receive their award in February 2014 ,during a ceremony at the 64th International Berlin Film Festival.
Check out Culture.pl's own selection of the 10 most promising Polish actors here.
Source: press materials, edited by BS, translated by LB 12/12/2014