Pawel Pawlikowski turns to Ida star to accept Warsaw Film Festival honour

Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski called on actress Agata Kulesza to receive a top honour at the Warsaw Film Festival on his behalf on Saturday (19Oct13) as he was in Britain accepting a similar prize at the London Film Festival. The moviemaker’s moving drama Ida was named best film at both industry events, so as Pawlikowski picked up the accolade in the U.K., Kulesza, who stars in the critically-acclaimed picture, was on hand at the Polish celebration to collect the Grand Prix title in his absence.
Jury members at the Warsaw Film Festival hailed Ida as “a beautiful and delicate film” about post-war Poland “trying to get past its demons”.