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Mr. Jones tames the Golden Lions at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia - Gdynia 2019 – Awards

Agnieszka Holland’s film has won the top prize, while Icarus. The Legend of Mietek Kosz scooped the Silver Lions, and Corpus Christi snagged Best Director and Best Screenplay. Agnieszka Holland’s Mr. Jones, which follows a mission undertaken by journalist Gareth Jones, who first reported on the Holodomor, a hunger genocide engineered by Stalin in Ukraine, has taken home the main award, the Golden Lions, from the 44th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. The Polish-British-Ukrainian co-production also won the gong for Best Production Design (courtesy of Grzegorz Piątkowski). The Silver Lions went to Icarus. The Legend of Mietek Kosz by Maciej Pieprzyca. The film is a biopic of the relatively unknown titular Polish jazz musician and composer (a contemporary of Krzysztof Komeda’s), and also won the Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (The Last Family’s Dawid Ogrodnik), Best Cinematography (Witold Płóciennik), Best Costume...

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