Film director Holland honoured in US

Polish film director Agnieszka Holland has been honoured with the Visionary Award by the Washington Jewish Film Festival, which opens on 17 May.

The distinction recognises “creativity and insight in presenting the full diversity of the Jewish experience through the moving image”.

Holland will collect the award at a ceremony on 27 May, after a screening of her 1985 Oscar-nominated film “Angry Harvest”.