The Grand Jury of the INFERNO Polish Contest held as part of the Boska Komedia / Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival 2017 (Divya Bhatia from India, Peter Marks from the US, Carmen Romero Quero from Chile, Barbara Regondi from Italy, and Handan Salta from Turkey) hereby awards the following prizes:
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
The award goes to SZYMON MYSŁAKOWSKI for his role in HOW I DIDN’T KILL MY FATHER, AND HOW MUCH I REGRET IT
for an example of protean virtuosity in an actor called upon to play multiple roles, both comic and serious.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
The award goes to URSZULA KUŚNIERZ for her role in ANXIETY COMES AT DUSK
for demonstrating exceptional acumen in a touchstone portrayal of a child under profound stress.
BEST LEADING ACTOR
The award goes to ANDRZEJ KŁAK for MELODRAMA
for an intense and magnetic presence, transporting us emotionally through both tragic and lighter moments – a masterclass in understated acting.
BEST LEADING ACTRESS
The award goes to ANNA ILCZUK for her role in MELODRAMA
for providing a display of bravura emotionalism as a woman confronting her many demons.
BEST LIVE MUSIC
The award goes to WACŁAW ZIMPEL for his work on MY BRILLIANT FRIEND
for a sound composition that provided both a compelling background, and a powerful enrichment of characters and drama.
The award goes to WOJCIECH BLECHARZ for his work on ONCE UPON A LONG DAY
Vital and essential, beautifully evocative and yet minimal and resonating with gravitas.
The award goes to ALEKSANDER PROWALIŃSKI & JAN BASZAK for their work on ANXIETY COMES AT DUSK
for evocative, distinct, original, graphic and immersive – helping the audience connect with the dark side of the story.
Nagrodę otrzymuje ANNA SMOLAR za spektakl MELODRAMAT
za zakotwiczenie przedstawienia w niszczącym, dotykającym wielu sfer osobowości, wewnętrznym niepokoju bohaterów w groźnym, surrealistycznym świecie.
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
We're very proud to award it to 1989
for making a historic period relevant to now, giving urgent voice to society through a youthful ensemble effort of rhythm, word, and melody.
GRAND PRIX – BEST PRODUCTION
We're very proud to award HOW I DIDN’T KILL MY FATHER, AND HOW MUCH I REGRET IT
for transforming a tedious and gruesome experience into a life-affirming performance and building solidarity with the audience.
Carmen Romero Quero
Kraków, 14 grudnia 2023