The film “Doppelgänger. Sobowtór” directed by Jan Holoubek won an award at the 31st EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival in Toruń in the best Polish film category. The jury assessed that the film should be distinguished for its harmony in presenting the spy’s profession. The Golden Frog for cinematography in this film was awarded to Bartłomiej Kaczmarek. Krzysztof Zanussi received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2019, after 20 years, the EnergaCamerimage festival returned to Toruń, where it was held in 1993-99. Later it was moved to Łódź, and in 2010 to Bydgoszcz. On Saturday, the winners received Golden Frogs for their services.
The event was held under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda.
Award for the film “Doppelgänger. Doppelgänger”
“Doppelgänger. Sobowtór” directed by Jan Holoubek received an award in the best Polish film category. The jury decided that this film should be distinguished for its harmony in portraying the profession of a spy. The Golden Frog for cinematography in this film was awarded to Bartłomiej Kaczmarek.
– I am glad that I devoted myself to this profession, because I was wondering what to do a long time ago at the Camerimage festival in Łódź – said Bartłomiej Kaczmarek.
“Doppelgänger. Doppelgänger” directed by Jan Holoubek is a psychological thriller inspired by the true Hollywood story of “James Bond of the Polish People’s Republic”. This is an international production, carried out on a grand scale, with the participation of outstanding Polish actors, but also foreign stars German or France.
Krzysztof Zanussi received the Lifetime Achievement Award
Krzysztof Zanussi received the director’s award for lifetime achievement. The creator of “The Structure of a Crystal” and “The Perfect Number” said that “it is worth trying to go against the flow, not swim with the flow.”
– With many of my films I tried to swim against the current. The source is still far away, but the current is increasingly opposing. This is what it seems like when you get older – said Zanussi during the closing gala of the festival in Toruń. – I would like to tell my younger colleagues that it is worth trying to go against the flow, not swim with the flow – he added.
In recent years, Zanussi directed the films “Perfect Number” (2022) with Jan Marczewski and Andrzej Seweryn in the cast, “Ether” (2018), in which you can see, among others, Jacek Poniedziałek and Andrzej Chyra, “Foreign Body” (2014) among others with the participation of Agnieszka Grochowska and Agata Buzek, the comedy “Heart in the Hand” (2008), in which they starred, among others, Bohdan Stupka and Marek Kudelko.
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