WARSAW: The Clergy by Wojciech Smarzowski and Cold War by Paweł Pawlikowski were awarded ex-aequo with the Golden Tapes award for best domestic film released in Polish cinemas in 2018. Golden Tapes are awarded by the Polish section of FIPRESCI and the members of the Polish Filmmakers Association.
The Clergy was released in Poland on 28 September 2018 and racked up 5,191,348 admissions by January 2019, while Cold War was released domestically on 8 June 2018 and had 945,069 admissions by January 2019. Both films were distributed by Kino Świat.
Netflix’s Roma by Alfonso Cuarón was chosen best foreign film distributed in Poland last year.
The Polish section of FIPRESCI also gave out two honorable mentions to two Polish films - A Cat with a Dog by Janusz Kondratiuk and Over the Limit by Marta Pruss, and also to two foreign films – Loveless by Andrey Zvyagintsev and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri by Martin McDonagh.
The winners of Golden Tapes, the annual awards given by the film critics of the Polish Filmmakers Association since 1985, were announced on 18 February 2018.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Golden Tapes for Best Domestic Films in Polish Cinemas in 2018:
Clergy / Kler (Poland)Directed by Wojciech SmarzowskiProduced by Profil Film Jacek Rzehak Coproduced by Showmax, Moderator Inwestycje, Atlas Sztuki, Tovares, Studio Metrage, Kino Świat, Krakow Festival Office, Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny Supported by the Polish Film Institute
Cold War / Zimna Wojna (Poland, UK, France)Directed by Paweł PawlikowskiProduced by Opus FilmCoproduced by Apocalypso PicturesSupported by the Polish Film Institute, MK2 Films, Film4, British Film Institute, Eurimages
Golden Tapes for Best Foreign Film in Polish Cinemas in 2018:Roma (Mexico, USA)Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
A Cat with a Dog / Jak pies z kotem (Poland)Directed by Janusz KondratiukProduced by Akson StudioCoproduced by Telewizja Polska, Studio Produkcyjne Orka, Filmoteka Narodowa – Instytut Audiowizualny (FINA)Supported by the Polish Film Institute
Over the Limit (Poland)Directed by Marta PrusProduced by Telemark Supported by the Polish Film Institute
Loveless (Russia, France, Germany, Belgium)Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (USA)Directed by Martin McDonagh