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Date of Birth 17 June 1939Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

Mini Bio (1)

Born in 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. Documentary and feature film director. Studied physics at Warsaw University and philosophy at Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Graduated from Lodz Film Academy in 1966. Amateur film maker. His school diploma film 'Death of a Provincial' (The Death of a Provincial (1968)) won an awards in Venice, Mannheim, Valladolid and Moscow in 1967. Other early films made for TV include: 'Next Door' (_Za sciana (1971)_), Grand Prix in San Remo; 'Hypothesis' (Hipoteza (1973)).

Scriptwriter or co-writer of all of his TV and cinema films. Other early feature films: 'Structure of a Crystal' (Struktura krysztalu (1969)), which won in Mar del Plata 1970; 'Family Life' (Family Life (1970)), which won in Chicago 1971, Valladolid 1972 and Colombo 1973; 'Illumination' (The Illumination (1973)), Grand Prix in Locarno 1973, award in Gdansk 1974; 'Quarterly Balance' (A Woman's Decision (1975)); 'Camouflage' (Camouflage (1977)), Spiral (Spirala (1978)).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Zbigniew Pasek bigniew@engin.umich.edu

Spouse (1)

Elzbieta Grocholska (? - present)

Trivia (4)

Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1981.
Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1986.
President of the jury at the first Polish Film Festival of Perpignan, France, in 2007.
He is a hyperpolyglot: he is fluent in polish, italian, english, russian, german and french.

Personal Quotes (1)

I do miss the times when cinema, and the arts in general, seemed to mean much more to people. On the other hand, older martial like this is now available in ways it never was before, in this digital age. I used to think that film has the life span of a butterfly, but now it has the life of a turtle.

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