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Sunday, May. 13, 2018
While the rest of the world, and the Academy Awards, were celebrating Pawel Pawlikowski's film "Ida" as one of the best films of 2013, the quiet, black-and-white film was swept up into political debate back in Poland, Pawlikowski's home country.
It still mystifies the filmmaker why Poland...
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
A day before it may soar at the Oscars, “Birdman” spread its wings at the 30th Independent Film Spirit Awards, winning best picture, best actor for Michael Keaton and best cinematography.
The elegantly stitched together backstage comedy came away the...
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
Pawel Pawlikowski tried to make his film a flop. He shot it in black-and-white, in Polish and without any well-known actors. Commercial prospects were about as grim as the movie's own exhumation of German-occupied Poland.
"We did everything to make...
Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
The top 10 films of 2014, according to AP Film Writer Jake Coyle:
1. "Ida" — Where did this perfect little gem come from? Its director, Pawel Pawlikowski, wasn't previously a major name in international cinema. Yet at a time when most filmmakers can'...
Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
Nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards. Eighty-three films had originally been considered in the category.
The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:...
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida was the big winner at the 27th European Film Awards, named Best European Film while also garnering the People’s Choice Award, and distinction for Pawlikowski as Best European Director and Screenwriter, and Ryszard Lenczewski and...