'Gods' Takes Home Six Prizes at Polish Film Awards

Łukasz Palkowski's movie became the biggest winner at the "Eagles."

Łukasz Palkowski's Bogowie (Gods) took home the largest haul of trophies, including best film, at the Polish Eagles film award ceremony held on Monday.

The biopic, centered on the renowned Polish cardiac surgeon of the 1980s Zbigniew Religa, also brought Palkowski the best director's award, while screenwriter Krzysztof Rak collected the best screenplay and Tomasz Kot received the best actor award.

The movie's other awards include those for the best supporting actor, which went to Piotr Głowacki, and the best cinematography for Piotr Sobociński Jr.

Maja Ostaszewska collected the best actress award for her role in Wladyslaw Pasikowski's Jack Strong and Kinga Preis was awarded as the best supporting actress for her performance in Wojtek Smarzowski's Pod Mocnym Aniołem (The Mighty Angel).

Another notable Polish movie, Miasto 44 (City 44) by Jan Komasa, won in the best editing, the best production design and costume design nominations, while the film's star Zofia Wichłacz picked up the Discovery of the Year award.

Andrei Zvyagintsev's Leviathan picked up the best European film award. Incidentally, the Russian feature recently competed for major international awards with last year's Polish Eagle winner, Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida, winning in the best foreign language Golden Globe race, but losing to Ida in the Oscar race.