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Posted on 02/01/2008 12:05:09 PM PST by lizol
Wajdas Katyn nominated for Oscar
Katyn, last years box office hit directed by Polands most renowned director, Andrzej Wajda, has been nominated for an American Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
The ceremony is to take place 24 February.
The last time a Polish film received a nomination in this category was 1982, when another Wajda movie, Man of Iron was nominated but then withdrawn from the contest by the then Polish authorities.
In the history of American Academy Awards, seven Polish films have received nomination in the Best Foreign Language category, but none of them has ever managed to receive the much-coveted award.
Wajda himself was already presented with an honorary Oscar in the year 2000 for his numerous contribution to the cinema, which he subsequently donated to the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Polands oldest higher-education facility.
Katyn tells the story of the murder of over 20,000 Polish officers by the Soviets in 1940.
I hope it wins!
I have been waiting to see Katyn since last September. Anyone know what the release plans are for teh USA?
According to IMDB, there aren't any plans.
Hopefully it will win, and I hope it’s as good as last year’s winner, “The Lives of Others.”
Interesting where all the truthful examinations of communism are coming from. Has there been a movie like that out of Hollywood in the past 40 years? Can't think of one.
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