Polish Section cordially invites to the club room at the headquarters of the Polish Association of Actors (ZASP) in Warsaw on December 3 at 17.30 for the award ceremony of Irena Solska Prize.
After presenting the Award, Jagoda Opalińska will talk with the Laureate.
Polish section of the International Association of Theater Critics set up the Irena Solska Prize with the idea of distinguishing outstanding Polish actresses whom creativity has a significant impact on the flourishing of the art of acting. The patron of the prize belongs to the legends of Polish theater, its achievements and dedication to art aroused admiration and respect. Referring to her name, we want to draw a high artistic ceiling, which will accompany the selection of winners. Prize will be awarded by the Theater Critics Club every year on the occasion of the International Theater Day.
In 2010, the prize was awarded for the first time. Its winner was DANUTA SZAFLARSKA, for decades associated with Warsaw theaters, on which stages she created many
The laureate of this year’s edition of the Prize is Ewa Wiśniewska. She made her debut at the age of 14 in Andrzej Wajda’s film. Then as a high school student from Warsaw became a laureate of the competition „Beautiful girls – on screens!” organized by the magazine „Film”. In 1963, she graduated from the PWST (State Higher Theater School) in Warsaw. For the next two decades, she was an actress of the Ludowy Theater, the Kwadrat Theater in Warsaw and the New Theater. In the meantime, she played in such films as „Life once again” (1964; directed by Janusz Morgenstern), „Alone among the city” (1965; directed by Halina Bielińska), „What will you do to me if you catch me” (1978; directed by Stanisław Bareja) and television series „More Than Life at Stake”(1967-1968), „Doctor Ewa”(1970),”Janosik” (1973), and „The Doll” (1977). In 1983, she began cooperation with the Ateneum Theater. Three years later she received a role in the film „The Stranger” (1986; directed by Ryszard Ber), thanks which she won the „Golden Duck” award in the category: the best Polish actress, and also received the title „Star of the Film Season” during the 17th Lubusz Province Film Summer in Łagów. Next the decades brought the artist new theater and film roles; she played among others Kurcewiczowa character in „Fire and Sword” (1999), she played the role of actress Ada in the movie „1920 Battle of Warsaw” (2011).
In 2004 she received the „Feliks Warszawski” Award for the best female role in art „Roaming” based on Witold Gombrowicz works directed by Jerzy Jarocki (2004). She is laureate of the awards of the Festival of the Polish Radio Theater and the Polish Television Theater „Two Theaters” in Sopot – awards for the roles of Mrs. Bouvier in „Subtitles” Sibleyras directed by Wojciech Nowak and Mrs. Z in „Boulevard Voltaire” written and directed by Andrzej Bart (2011) and Grand Prix for the role of Eugenia in „Tango” written by Sławomir Mrożek directed by Jerzy Jarocki (2013). She was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Rebirth of Republic of Poland and the Silver Medal „Merit to Culture Gloria Artis”. She is an actress of the National Theater in Warsaw.