The best Ukrainian actress and feature film were named at the "Ukraїna" film festival in Warsaw
Recently, the eighth film festival "Ukraina!" has ended in Warsaw. The Grand Prix of 2 thousand euros went to the creators of the Ukrainian film La Palisade, and the jury recognized Irma Witowska-Wanz as the Best Actress.
The film, directed by Philip Sotnychenko, who personally came to receive the prize, tells the story of two old friends - an investigator and a forensic psychiatrist - who are investigating the murder of a colleague. The director of the Ukraïna! Beata Beronska-Lyakh toldUkrinform about the event (scroll to the bottom of the page to see photos and videos).
"It was a celebration of Ukrainian cinema, especially of young filmmakers. The film that won the festival was a debut at film festivals, and it was also a debut for the main actor. It's incredible that debut films win awards, but it's not surprising because they are very good," said Beronska-Lyakh.
La Palisade won in the Best Feature Film nomination, and the film 's cinematographer, Volodymyr Usyk, received a special award.
Irma Witowska-Wanz was honored in the Best Actress nomination. Three films with her participation were shown at the festival.
"From Where to Where by Polish filmmaker Maciej Hameli was recognized as the Best Documentary, and Teacher's Day by Oleksiy Pasichnyk was recognized as the Best Short Film.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote that a Ukrainian series will be banned on Netflix for the first time. The authors of the plots of the feature series Those Who Stayed were inspired by the stories of the citizens who stayed in the capital in February-March 2022.