Poland won its first Oscar Award for best Foreign Language film 

Ida, with Dawid Ogrodnik and Agata Trzebuchowska

April 6, Los Angeles: ‘Ida’ a polish movie have won the Oscar for best foreign language film, defeating the much-fancied Russian anti-Putin satire Leviathan, and becoming the first Polish film to win the award. The movie also wins the Bafta for best foreign film and best film at the European film awards, but losing out at the Golden Globes.

While accepting the award, the movie Director Paweł Pawlikowski said: “We make a film about silence and withdrawing from the World and the need for contemplation – and here we are, at the epicenter of World noise and attention. Fantastic – life is full of surprises.”

Although Ida was successfully released in Poland in October 2013, and won four Polish film academy awards, including best film, the film’s high international profile saw it become subject to a campaign by the Polish Anti-Defamation League, who called it anti-Polish

The Academy Awards are taking place at the Dolby theater in Los Angeles and are being hosted by Gone Girl star Neil Patrick Harris.                The Oslo Times

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