Two Polish films were honoured at the 49th National Film Festival in Chicago. Seven other Polish productions were also screened at the festival and audiences had a chance to meet Polish actors in Chicago. Audiences took in the films: “Swimming Skyscrapers” (directed by Tomasz Wasilewski), “In The Name of…” (directed by Małgorzata Szumowska), “Non-volatile” (directed by Jacek Borcuch), “Want To Live” (directed by Maciej Pieprzyca), “Papusza” (directed by Joanna Kos Krause and Krzysztof Krauze), “Ziegenrot” (directed by Tomasz Popakul) and also the Polish Oscar nomination “Wałęsa. Man of Hope” (directed by Andrzej Wajda, script by Janusz Głowacki). The jury honoured Maciej Pieprzyca for his directorial debut, the film “Want To Live” and they also honoured Robert Więckiewicz for playing Lech Wałęsa in “Wałęsa. Man of Hope”. He won the the Silver Hugo for best actor. The National Film Festival in Chicago is one of the oldest film festivals in the world.
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