Ida is the first foreign language Oscar win for Poland even though the country’s films have been nominated ten times within the last five decades. The film defeated the much-fancied Russian anti-Putin satire Leviathan.
“Who will feel like watching an old grandma on the screen for one and a half hours?” said Danuta Szaflarska when she was offered the leading role in Dorota Kędzierzawska’s Time To Die. She was 92 at the time. Last February, the actress celebrated her 100th birthday!
The Ukrainian popstar is much more than the most well-known character from the record-breaking Fox TV series Meet The Russians. She is also an accomplished singer, a patriot and a social activist. Now, six months after the broadcast of the series’ last episode in the UK, it is time to get to know Kamaliya’s other side.