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Polish praise for Bollywood
Rishi K. Manoj
 Story Dated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 20:25 hrs IST 
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Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi along with Anna Brom Lee, a senior official in the Polish embassy
Panaji: The Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi was honoured with the prestigious lifetime achievement award at the 43rd International Film Festival of India in Goa on Tuesday. The director was presented with a cash prize of Rs 10 lakhs at the opening ceremony.

Zanussi showed a special interest to interact with the delegates in the event and praised bollywood movies too.

He mentioned in his speech that the popular bollywood films were different from the films produced in China and other parts of the world. "The Indian cinema, represented by bollywood, depicts the culture of the nation and the great heritage of its story telling," he said. "The films produced in China and other countries have not succeeded in this regard. So I respect bollywood on oneside and dignitaries like Satyajit Ray on the other side," he added.  

Zanussi said that Poland is moving forward to be more powerful and progressive and so are the Polish movies ."The movies of youth inject more hope and I am happy about it," he added.

Speaking on his next movie project, he said that the idea for the project is in the beginning stage and there are no financial issues.

Anna Brom Lee, a senior official in the Polish embassy at Delhi had accompanied Zanussi. While speaking to Manorama online, she expressed an interest to conduct  Polish film festival in Thiruvananthapuram next year. She also communicated the same to the IFFK Artistic Director Beena Paul Venugopal. On behalf of State Film Academy, Beena invited her to Thiruvananthapuram to discuss about conducting the polish film festival and Anna accepted the invitation.

In a conversation with our correspondent, Anna said that most of her family members have been working in various fields of Polish films for many years.

Anna met Joshy Mathew, the veteran director and executive member of the State film academy, who assured Anna to look into the matter of organizing Polish film festival soon.
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