30-10-2008

Polish films win top Tokyo prize

By FNE Staff
Two Polish productions won the Grand Prix and the Special Jury Prize at the 21st Tokyo Film Festival.

Tulpan, a Polish co-production (with Kazakhstan, Germany, Russia and Switzerland) directed by Sergei Dvortseroy, won the Grand Prix. The film, which debuted in Cannes, has been a film festival success in recent months.

Jerzy Skolimowski won the Special Jury Prize for Four Nights With Anna, his film comeback after a 17-year absence from directing. The film has been submitted for the Golden Globe awards in the foreign film category. It now goes on to screen at film festivals in Ljubljana, Taiwan, and Argentina.