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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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2019 Oscar Nominees: 'Cold War'

Congratulations to Cold War, Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film, Pawel Pawlikowski for Best Director, and Lucasz Zal for Best Cinematography.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 64 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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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Alternate Names:

Paul Pawlikowski

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on his career] When I watch my early documentaries, they're very eclectic. They don't follow any particular [pattern]. I would have gotten thrown out of film school because I didn't [follow any pattern]. I was just putting them together somehow as the spirit moved me, following my nose, thinking I was brilliant. Now, I look at them and they're just so uneven. I like them all because they're ... See more »

Trivia:

His mother was Catholic and worked as an English teacher at the University of Warsaw. His father worked as a doctor and was a Polish-Jewish atheist and patriot who taught him respect for Polish history. Soon after the parents split up, his father was forced to leave his beloved Poland due to antisemitic cleansing of 1968. At first, he went to Austria, and then moved to Germany where he would ... See more »

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Virgo

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