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Pawel Pawlikowski


A literature and philosophy graduate, with extensive post-graduate work at Oxford on German literature, Polish-born Pawel Pawlikowski started as a documentary filmmaker in British television. His second feature, Last Resort (2000), earned him international critical acclaim at numerous festivals, including Toronto and Sundance, and won the 2001 ... See full bio »
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 46 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ida
Ida Director
(2013)
My Summer of Love
(2004)
Last Resort
Last Resort Director
(2000)
The Woman in the Fifth
(2011)

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 2013 Ida
 2000 Last Resort
 1998 The Stringer
 1998 Twockers (TV Short documentary) (as Paul Pawlikowski)
 1995 Tripping with Zhirinovsky (TV Movie documentary) (as Paul Pawlikowski)
 1992 Serbian Epics (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 Dostoevsky's Travels (TV Movie documentary) (as Paul Pawlikowski)
 1990 From Moscow to Pietushki: A Journey with Benedict Yerofeyev (TV Movie documentary) (as Paul Pawlikowski)
 1987 Open Space (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Lucifer Over Lancashire (1987) ... (as Paul Pawlikowski)
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Alternate Names:

Paul Pawlikowski

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on winning the 1st 'Best Foreign Language Film' Academy Award for Poland with Ida (2013)] It's really fantastic. We have a great tradition of films but no Oscars so this feels really great. I hope it encourages the world to look at Polish cinema again and other filmmakers to take risks and do something that's a bit original and brave. I hope this is [an] encouragement. For the film is about ... See more »

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While studying at Oxford University, he met his professor's wife Halina Wolinska-Brus. He thought she was a very kind funny old lady. As it turned out though, that Polish immigrant had been after the war a brutal Stalinist prosecutor, who had been sentencing many innocent people with death penalty. Wolinska-Brus was later used by Pawlikowski as a prototype for the character of Bloody Wanda in his... See more »

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