Papusza Awarded In Istanbul
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The film by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze received a Special Jury Prize at the 33rd International Film Festival in Istanbul.
The Jury Prize is the second most important award given at the Turkish event. The main prize – The Golden Tulip Award - was received by Eskil Vogt, the Norwegian director of Blind.
The jury of the festival in Istanbul consisted of Asghar Farhadi, a prominent Iranian director and Oscar-winner for A Separation; composer and actress Defne Halman; director Philippe Le Guay; writer Răzvan Rădulescu, and Lynda Myles, director of the National Film & TV School. They awarded the Krauze duo's film for its stylistic restraint and the sensitivity with which the creators talk about the now-defunct Roma culture and a woman, condemned by the same community, who tried to preserve its memory through her poems.
The tone in which the film is narrated is extraordinary: full of tenderness, but also of respect - written in support of the verdict.
Papusza is a biography of Bronisława Wajs - the first poet to write in the native Roma language. In telling the story of her life and friendship with a Polish poet – Jerzy Ficowski, the Krauze duo have created a requiem for the pre-war Roma world. Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze draw a picture of a world which no longer exists and talk about the fate of an artist doomed to be misunderstood and completely alone.
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Told with beautiful black-and-white images, the Krauzes' film is one of the best Polish films of the past year. In 2014, the film won four Polish Eagle Film Award statuettes and received the award for the best film director at the 12th International Film Festival in Pune (India).
Wojciech Staroń, winner of the International Manaki Brothers Film Festival Cinematography Award, and who - together with Krzysztof Ptak - worked on the cinematography for Papusza, was hosted by Turkish cinematographer Emre Erkmen on 15 April during a fire-side chat at Akbank Sanat in Istanbul.
The award for Papusza wasn’t the only Polish triumph at the 33rd International Film Festival in Instanbul. The Special Prize for Lifetime Achievement was given to Andrzej Wajda, whose film, Wałęsa. Man of Hope, was presented at special screenings. In the Masters section, Lech Majewski’s latest film, Field of Dogs, was presented. Ida, directed by Paweł Pawlikowski was shown in the non-competitive section, which approximates the most interesting films previously presented at other international festivals.
More on Polish Titles at the 33rd Istanbul International Film Festival.
More information on the Golden Tulip is available on the event website.
Source: The Istanbul International Film Festival, ed. BS, translated: Katarzyna Maksimiuk, 22.04.2014