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    Polish-British-American Co-Production ‘Zone of Interest’ Triumphs at the Oscars

    In the early hours of Monday morning, the 96th Academy Awards ceremony witnessed the culmination of cinematic excellence as the Polish-British-American co-production “Zone of Interest” clinched two prestigious Oscars. Directed by Jonathan Glazer, the film received accolades for Best International Feature and Best Sound, marking a poignant moment in cinematic history.

    A Tale of Resilience and Recognition

    The success of “Zone of Interest” was foreshadowed by its triumphs in various award ceremonies leading up to the Oscars. Garnering three BAFTA awards and the Grand Prix at Cannes, the film captivated audiences and critics alike with its powerful narrative. Renowned filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Alfonso Cuarón lauded it as a poignant depiction of the Holocaust’s horrors and the banality of evil, echoing the sentiments of many Academy members.

    Director Jonathan Glazer dedicated the Oscars to the memory of Aleksandra Bystroń-Kołodziejczyk, the real-life inspiration behind the film’s protagonist, who exhibited remarkable courage during her time in Auschwitz. Glazer emphasized the importance of honoring her legacy of resistance and resilience, acknowledging the pivotal role she played in shaping the film’s narrative.

    A Moment of Emotion and Gratitude

    Among the attendees at the star-studded event was Ewa Puszczyńska, the Polish producer of “Zone of Interest,” whose previous works include “Ida” and “Cold War.” Overwhelmed with emotion and joy, Puszczyńska’s presence underscored the significance of the film’s win, affirming its place in the annals of cinematic excellence.

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