Kulesza and Ida Awarded in Los Angeles
small, Kulesza and Ida Awarded in Los Angeles, A still from Ida directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, phot. Opus Film, ida2_7094944.jpg
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.
The actress has defeated such American stars as Rene Russo, Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain. Ida, in turn, won in its category against, among others, the Turkish drama Winter Sleep, a Palme d'Or winner at the Cannes Film Festival. The New York critics considered Paweł Pawlikowski’s film to be the best foreign picture of 2014.
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It wasn’t the only award Ida
received in the first days of December 2014. The British Guardian newspaper appreciated Agata Trzebuchowska in the main role by placing her performance among the 10 most ground-breaking cinematic achievements of 2014.
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Ida is one of the favourites for the European Film Awards, as it has received as many as five nominations: best film, best director, best screenplay (for Paweł Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz), and two for best actress (Agata Trzebuchowska and Agata Kulesza). Awards for best European cinematographers were previously received by Ryszard Lenczewski and Łukasz Żal, directors of photography for Ida.
The winners of the European Film Awards will be announced on 13th December 2014 at a ceremony in Riga. Earlier, on 11th December, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce the nominees for the most prestigious film industry awards after the Oscars – the Golden Globes.
At the end of December, the shortlist of nine out of 83 titles submitted for the Oscar for best foreign language film will be announced. That’s the list from which the 5 titles eventually nominated for an Oscar will be selected in January. The award ceremony is to take place on 22nd February 2015.
Ida has so far garnered about 80 awards at festivals in Gdynia, Toronto, London, Minsk, Gijón and Warsaw, among others. In France, Italy and overseas, it beat box office records for independent film productions.
Source: tvn24.pl, theguardian.com, ed. PZ, transl. szm, December 2014