'Essential Killing' Wins Four Polish Film Awards

Tribeca Film will distribute the drama, which stars Vincent Gallo.

Director Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing won four awards at the Polish Film Academy's 13th Polish Film Awards, Film New Europe reported from the gala awards ceremony in Warsaw on March 7.

Essential Killing was awarded best film and best director, as well as best music (Pawel Mykietyn) and best editing (Reka Lemenhenyi and Maciej Pawlinski). Essential Killing is a 2.9-million-euro Polish-Hungarian-Norwegian-Irish co-production about an Afghani political prisoner who escapes from a secret prison in Eastern Europe.
 
The film won critical praise in 2010, including the special jury award and best actor (Vincent Gallo) at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. This is Skolimowski's second Polish Film Award after winning for his previous film Four Nights With Anna in 2009.
 
Tribeca Film, the distribution branch of the Tribeca Film Festival, will distribute Essential Killing in U.S. cinemas and multimedia platforms, the company announced on March 1. 
 
Since its launch in 2010, Tribeca Film has screened 12 titles through multi-platform distribution that includes cable, VOD, satelite pay-per-view and digital distribution trough Amazon.com, iTunes, Vudu and Netflix Streaming.
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