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Krzysztof Zanussi

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' (Smierc prowincjala (1968)) won an awards in Venice, Mannheim, Valladolid and ... See full bio »

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 2018 Eter
 2014 Obce cialo
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)
 2009 Rewizyta
 2000-2009 Teatr telewizji (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Glosy wewnetrzne (2009) ... (directed by)
- Sesja kastingowa (2003) ... (directed by)
- Skowronek (2000) ... (directed by)
 2007 Il sole nero
 2005 Solidarnosc, Solidarnosc... (segment "Tanks")
 2002 Suplement
 1998 Unwritten Law (TV Movie)
 1998 Delay Line (TV Movie)
 1998 The Last Circle (TV Movie)
 1998 Deceptive Charm (TV Movie)
 1997 The Soul Sings (TV Movie)
 1997 Little Faith (TV Movie)
 1996 Cwal
 1992 The Touch
 1991 Obrazy i dzwieki (TV Movie)
 1991 Rosja dzisiejsza (TV Movie)
 1991 Napoléon et l'Europe (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Maria Walewska (1991)
 1988 Alte Zeiten (TV Movie)
 1987 Mia Varsavia (TV Short documentary)
 1987 Wygasle czasy (Documentary)
 1985 Paradigma
 1984 Blaubart (TV Movie)
 1983 Lekcja anatomii (TV Movie)
 1983 Capitali culturali d'Europa (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1982 Versuchung (TV Movie)
 1982 Imperative
 1982 Die Unerreichbare (TV Movie)
 1980 The Contract (TV Movie)
 1979 Mein Krakau (TV Movie documentary)
 1979 Ways in the Night (TV Movie)
 1978 Das Musik-Porträt (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1978 Spirala
 1978 Haus der Frauen (TV Movie)
 1977 Brigitte Horney (Documentary short)
 1977 Camouflage
 1975 Nachtdienst (TV Movie)
 1973 Hipoteza (TV Short)
 1973 Iluminacja
 1971 Behind the Wall (TV Movie)
 1971 Rola (TV Short)
 1970 Góry o zmierzchu (TV Short)
 1968 Krzysztof Penderecki (TV Movie documentary)
 1968 Zaliczenie (TV Short)
 1968 Twarza w twarz (TV Short)
 1968 Smierc prowincjala (Short)
 1967 Komputery (Documentary short)
 1966 Maria Dabrowska (TV Movie documentary)
 1966 Przemysl (TV Short documentary)
 1964 Swiadek (Short)
 1962 Studenci (Short)
 1961 Holden (Short)
 1961 Samolot z Budapesztu (Short)
 1961 Ulan i dziewczyna (Short)
 1960 Lapaj zlodzieja (Short)
 1960 Parasol (Short)
 1960 Spojrzenie zza wgla (Short)
 1959 Cement i slowa (Short)
 1959 Chlopcy z wykrotu (Short)
 1959 Dach (Short)
 1959 Recepta dla Johna (Short)
 1958 Diabel kulawy (Short)
 1958 Tramwaj do nieba (Short)
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I do miss the times when cinema, and the arts in general, seemed to mean much more to people. On the other hand, older material 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.


He is fluent in Polish, Italian, English, Russian, German and French. See more »


Death - often includes thems of dying in his films and at least one (often unusual) death. See more »

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