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Pawlikowski’s ‘Ida’ Wins at London Film Festival

19 October 2013 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London – Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Ida” won best film at the 57th BFI London Film Festival at an awards ceremony Saturday in London.

The pic follows a Roman Catholic novice nun in Poland as she tries to find out what happened to her parents during the Nazi occupation.

The award was announced by film critic Philip French, who was prexy of the official competition jury. French said: “The jury greatly admired ‘Ida,’ the first film made in his native Poland by a director who came to prominence while living in Britain. We were deeply moved by a courageous film that handles, with subtlety and insight, a painfully controversial historical situation — the German occupation and the Holocaust — which continues to resonate. Special praise went to his use of immersive visual language to create a lasting emotional impact.”

French’s fellow jurors were Lone Scherfig, director of “An Education,” Canadian-based visual artist Stan Douglas, »

- Leo Barraclough

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BFI to honour Sir Christopher Lee

7 October 2013 8:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Veteran actor Sir Christopher Lee is to be honoured at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival Awards.

The 91-year-old actor will receive a BFI Fellowship - the British Film Institute’s highest honour - at the awards on Oct 19.

Lee, knighted in 2009 for his services to drama and charity, has featured in more than 250 films including memorable performances in Dracula, The Wicker Man, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Man with the Golden Gun, the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Star Wars prequels.

The BFI has also announced its jury line-up with critic Phillip French assuming the presidency of the Best Film Jury. His fellow jurors are Lone Scherfig, Stan Douglas, Miranda Richardson, Deborah Moggach and Rodrigo Prieto.

The Sutherland Award jury comprises president Elizabeth Karlsen, Emilia Fox, Susanna White, Jim Broadbent and Stephen Dillane.

On the jury of the Best British Newcomer Award is president Amanda Posey, Tom Kingsley, [link »

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