Maggie Gyllenhaal


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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Gala organizers announced that Maggie Gyllenhaal’s film “Daughter” has been awarded the Audience Award at the Transatlantic International Film Festival.

As stated on the festival’s Facebook profile, the “daughter” on the platform were “experiments” by Jonas Poeher Rasmussen and “the hero” by Asghar Farhadi.

The world premiere of “Daughter” was held in September at the main competition of the 78th Venice Film Festival. Then Maggie Gyllenhaal won the award for Best Screenplay. It was created on the basis of a book by Italian writer Elena Ferrante under the same title.

The main character of the film is the 40-year-old British Lida (played by Olivia Colman), who lectures at the university daily. We meet her when she comes to a Greek resort for a lonely vacation. She spends her days at the beach without looking for company. When a noisy American family spreads out next to them, they are alarmed and visibly reluctant to move the chaise longue to make room for the newcomers. He wants to read books in peace, have drinks and watch his surroundings. At one point, Lida’s gaze is drawn to a young Nina (Dakota Johnson) resting on the seashore with her multi-year-old daughter, Elena.

One day, when Nina lost her daughter during a quarrel with her partner, the girl disappeared. All sunbathers join the search. Leda finds Elena playing with a doll near the beach. Thus, she earns the favor of her mother. When asked by Nina about her family life, she answered in moderation: “I have two great daughters.” Thanks to flashbacks, we learned that as a young mother, Lida deeply felt that raising children prevented her from fully realizing her career ambitions. And that was the work she wanted to focus on at the time.

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On Sunday evening, during the closing ceremony of the Transatlantyk Festival, we also met the winners of two prizes awarded in partnership with the ZAiKS Authors’ Association. The Transatlantyk Golden Ark statue for the best young Polish composer of the year 2021 went to Hania Rania. The director and creator of the event, Jean A. NS. Kaczmarek, she is an artist who “speaks her native language, which is very original, intimate, and non-standard.” “She also has the courage to make unclear choices on her way. Those who have lost their way know how easy it is to get lost, and have not yet managed to get lost (…). She also has the courage to sing. She not only composes, but sings and does it beautifully ”- he said.

The Transatlantyk Golden Ark Award for Best Music of the Year went to Hans Zimmer for “Dune”. Combining the sounds of pop, rock and symphony orchestras, Zimmer has created a style that passionately emulates the younger generation of film authors. The composer has performed, among others, an Oscar, a Golden Globe and three Saturn.

The Transatlantyk Festival was held from December 1-5 at KinoGram in Warsaw.

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