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Andrzej Wajda (1926–2016)

Andrzej Wajda is an Academy Award-wining director. He is the most prominent filmmaker in Poland known for The Promised Land (1975), Man of Iron (1981), and Katyn (2007). He was born Andrzej Wajda on March 6, 1926, in Suwalki, Poland. His mother, Aniela Wajda, was a teacher at a Ukrainian school. His father, Jakub Wajda, was a captain in the Polish ... See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 50 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Katyn Director
Ashes and Diamonds
Danton Director
The Promised Land


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 2016 Afterimage (attached)
 2010 Makbet (TV Movie)
 2010 Krec! Jak kochasz, to krec! (Documentary)
 2009 Tatarak
 2007 Katyn
 2005 Solidarnosc, Solidarnosc... (segment "Man of Hope")
 2002 The Revenge
 2002 Noc czerwcowa (TV Movie)
 2002 The Lesson of Polish Cinema (Documentary)
 2000 Wyrok na Franciszka Klosa (TV Movie)
 1999 Bigda idzie! (TV Movie)
 1996 Panna Nikt
 1994 Nastazja
 1992 Schuld und Sühne (TV Movie)
 1990 Korczak
 1988 The French as Seen by... (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1983 Danton
 1981 Man of Iron
 1980 Z biegiem lat, z biegiem dni... (TV Series)
 1980 The Conductor
 1979 'Pogoda domu niechaj bedzie z Toba...' (Documentary short)
 1978 Zaproszenie do wnetrza (Documentary)
 1977 Man of Marble
 1977 Dead Class (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 Wesele
 1968 Przekladaniec (TV Movie)
 1965 The Ashes
 1962 Love at Twenty (segment "Warsaw")
 1961 Samson
 1959 Speed
 1957 Kanal
 1955 Ide do slonca (Documentary short)
 1955 A Generation
 1952 While You're Asleep (Documentary short)
 1951 The Pottery at Ilza (Documentary short)
 1950 The Bad Boy (Short)
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Considered the most seminal Polish director, responsible for leading the "Polish school" of filmmaking, recognized after "the political thaw" of 1956. See more »

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