71 wins & 72 nominations.
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(TV Short documentary) (as Paul Pawlikowski)
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Did You Know?
Let's be honest: Ida
(2013) had no commercial prospects, even in festivals, because I know how hard it is for Polish films to break into Cannes, Venice and Berlin. When I said that I was doing the film in Poland - in Polish and in black and white - my friends decided that I was committing professional hara-kiri. 
His wife was a Russian immigrant pianist who was diagnosed with severe cancer in 2006 while he was busy working on "The Restraint of Beasts". When Pawel learned about his wife's terminal illness, he abandoned the project and stayed with her until she died. He quit directing for 5 years to take care of their children until their graduation.
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