Polish co-production with five Oscar© nominations!
Co-financed by Polish Film Institute, the British-Polish co-production ”The Zone of Interest” received five nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, including Best Picture.
It also has a chance at an Oscar for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay (Jonathan Glazer), for sound (Tarn Willers, Johnnie Burn), and in the Best International Feature Film category. The Polish producer of the picture is Ewa Puszczyńska (Extreme Emotions). The most important awards of the film industry in the world will be presented during the 96th Oscars gala in Los Angeles, which will take place on March 10, 2024. Congratulations to the nominees and we keep our fingers crossed for Polish creators to receive the statuettes!
– As Director of the Polish Film Institute, I am very pleased that Polish filmmakers receive nominations for another year in a row. This shows not only that the film industry in Poland is doing well, but also that it is once again appreciated abroad in the most important awards - said Radosław Śmigulski, General Director of the Polish Film Institute.
In 2023, the film "IO" by Jerzy Skolimowski was nominated for an Oscar in the Best International Film category, while in 2022 the short film "The Dress" by Tadeusz Łysiak was nominated. Previously, the competition for the statuettes included: "Corpus Christi" by Jan Komasa or "Cold War" by Paweł Pawlikowski.
The full list of Oscars 2024 nominees can be found here: https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2024
What do we know about the movie?
"The Zone of Interest", a film co-produced by the Polish producer Ewa Puszczyńska (Extreme Emotions), is a shocking story about a home idyll in the shadow of the crematorium, i.e. the family life of the commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss. The main cast are: Sandra Hüller (Hedwig Höss) and Christian Friedel (Rudolf Höss).
The film had its world premiere at last year's Cannes Festival, where it won the Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI Award. It was nominated in as many as five categories for the European Film Awards, in three for the Golden Globes, and has a chance for nine BAFTA awards. The two-time Oscar nominee Łukasz Żal was responsible for the cinematography of the film, which was shot entirely in Poland. The Polish creators of the film also include: Joanna Kuś (set design), Waldemar Pokromski (make-up), Małgorzata Karpiuk (costumes), Małgorzata Bereźnicka (production manager, Extreme Emotions), Bartek Raiński (co-producer) and Stanisław Cuske (director of photography). The film will be released in Polish cinemas by Gutek Film.