The jury of the 13th Polish Film Festival in New York gave the "Beyond Borders" Award for Best Picture, in the name of Krzysztof Kieslowski to “Blindness" directed by Ryszard Bugajski. Best Actress Award in memory of Elżbieta Czyżewska was given to Maria Mamona for her role in ‘Blindness.’ This year’s edition of the Festival was dedicated to Andrzej Wajda.
Fot. Jacek Drygała
The film tells the story of the last years of life of Julia Brystiger, infamously known as "Bloody Luna", a nickname given by the victims of her torture. She was a Polish Communist activist in the 50s and a member of the security apparatus in Stalinist Poland. At the end of her life, she got involved in supporting patients from the Institute for the Blind in Laski and died as a fervent Catholic.