'Rose' Wins Grand Prix Award at Warsaw Film Festival

Santiago Amigorena, who directed "Another Silence," collects the best director honor.

WARSAW – The Polish film Roza (Rose), directed by Wojciech Smarzowski, was awarded the Grand Prix of the 27th Warsaw International Film Festival at a ceremony held in the Polish capital on Saturday.

The international jury awarded Santiago Amigorena as the best director for the Argentine/Canadian/Brazilian/French co-production Otros Silencios (Another Silence).

Polish actor Robert Więckiewicz collected the Special Jury Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie Wymyk (Courage), directed by Greg Zgliński. The special mention went to the Romanian/Polish movie Crulic – Drumul Spre Dincolo (Crulic – The Path to Beyond), directed by Anca Damian.

The jury of the 1-2 competition, which was focused on directors’ first and second features, announced the Russian film Portret V Sumerkakh (Twilight Portrait) by Angelina Nikonova as the winner.

The Argentine movie Pompeya directed by Tamae Garateguy won in the Free Spirit competition. The special mentions went to Gordo, Calvo y Bajito (Fat, Bald, Short Man) by Columbian director Carlos Osuna and to El Alma de las Moscas (The Soul of Flies) by Spain’s Jonathan Cenzual Burley.

The Swedish/Russian/US co-production A Bitter Taste of Freedom, directed by Marina Goldovskaya was awarded as the best documentary feature, and The Making of Longbird by British director Will Anderson collected the best short film award.

The 7th edition of CentEast Market was held as part of the festival, showcasing recently completed films and works in progress from Central and Eastern Europe.

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