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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 52 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ida Director
(2013)
(2004)
Last Resort Director
(2000)
Cold War Director
(2018)

Filmography

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 2018 Cold War (direction)
 2013 Ida
 2000 Last Resort
 1998 Twockers (TV Short documentary) (as Paul Pawlikowski)
 1998 The Stringer
 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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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Paul Pawlikowski

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

His top ten films include (in alphabetical order): Ashes and Diamonds (1958), Loves of a Blonde (1965), Cul-De-Sac (1966), Days of Heaven (1978), La Dolce Vita (1960), Sjecas li se Dolly Bell? (1981), The Mirror (1975), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Some Like It Hot (1959), Taxi Driver (1976). See more »

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