Agnieszka Holland honoured with a special award in Sofia

Agnieszka Holland

Polish film director Agnieszka Holland will receive the special FIPRESCI 94 Platinum award during the Sofia International Film Festival which will be held 12-22 March. Sofia will be the first world destination where Holland will present her new film Charlatan after its premiere at Berlinale.

The story is based on real events. It depicts a man of extraordinary abilities who has to cope with the realities of totalitarianism during the 1950s.

Agnieszka Holland was born on 28 November 1948 in Warsaw. She graduated in film directing from the famous FAMU academy in Prague and started her career in filmmaking as an assistant director of Krzysztof Zanussi. Subsequently, Andrzej Wajda became her mentor.

The special FIPRESCI prize is given to eminent filmmakers and was first awarded in 2015, 90 years after the foundation of the International Federation of Film Critics in 1925. The initiative was launched in Bari and the first laureates were Margarethe von Trotta, Andrzej Wajda, Alan Parker, Ettore Scola, Jean-Jacques Annaud and Costa-Gavras.

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