Five Polish actors up for Cybulski award for emerging talent
PR dla Zagranicy
Five young Polish actors have been nominated for the Zbigniew Cybulski Award, a prize dedicated to the 'James Dean of Polish cinema.'
The prize, which was first given in 1969 just two years after Cybulski's untimely death, champions newcomers who are "distinguished by outstanding individuality".
Nominees must be under the age of 35.
This year's contenders are Agnieszka Podsiadlik for her role in the film 'Baby Bump', Anna Próchniak for her part in 'Warsaw 44', Tomasz Schuchardt for his role in the film 'Wall', Justyna Wasilewska for 'Kebab and Horoscope' and Agnieszka Żulewska for 'Chemistry'.
The jury takes in several grandees from the Polish film world, including Andrzej Wajda, who directed Cybulski in the celebrated movie 'Ashes and Diamonds', director Krzysztof Zanussi and head of the Polish Film Institute (PISF) Magdalena Sroka.
The award is given under the auspices of the Cinema Foundation (Fundacja Kino).
Zbigniew Cybulski is regarded as one of the cult figures in Polish cinema. He died after slipping under a train in January 1967. (nh/rk)