Friday, February 01, 2008

Katyn is Nominated for Academy Award

I'm excited to tell you that the movie, Katyn, which I've written about before on this blog, has been nominated for an Academy Award under the Foreign Language Films category. This film has not been released in the U.S. as far as I know but it is creating quite a buzz none the less. Anne Applebaum, of The New York Review of Books, has written a wonderfully thorough review of the movie which you can read here. The same web site also has a just-for-fun poll where you can vote for your favorite Oscar nominees. If you'd like to vote for Katyn (or any of the other nominated films) you can do so here. I sure hope this film wins and brings attention to this very sad chapter in Polish history.

There is a very moving sculpture created in honor of those who died at Katyn on the campus of Orchard Lake, MI. (Pictured above)


Previous posts on this topic:

Creative Gene: WWII, the Story of the Katyn Massacre Becomes a Movie
Creative Gene: I See Their Faces and Wonder

1 comment:

  1. Katyn is currently showing at one movie theater in Manhattan (the Film Forum). Last week, www.cinematic.com noted the movie had taken in $14,206 and was in its second week of release. New York Times published a review last month: http://movies.nytimes.com/2009/02/18/movies/18katy.html?ref=movies. I wonder if the film distributor will eventually move Katyn out of NYC and into middle America!

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