My favourite Polish filmmakersby Koyaanisqatsi4 | created - 03 Sep 2014 | updated - 23 Feb 2015 | Public
Director | Pociag
Jerzy Kawalerowicz was born on January 19, 1922 in Gwozdziec, Stanislawowskie, Poland. He was a director and writer, known for Night Train (1959), Mother Joan of the Angels (1961) and Smierc prezydenta (1977). He was married to Malgorzata Dipont, Maria Güntner and Lucyna Winnicka. He died on ...
Tadeusz Konwicki was born on June 22, 1926 in Nowa Wilejka, Wilenskie, Poland. He was a writer and director, known for Lava (1989), The Last Day of Summer (1958) and Salto (1965). He was married to Danuta Konwicka. He died on January 7, 2015 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.
Director | Przesluchanie
Ryszard Bugajski began his career working with Andrzej Wajda at Studio X in the late 70's. When he was pressured by the secret police to become an informant at the Studio, Bugajski vowed to try and bring down the Communist regime. To that end he shot his first feature film, "Interrogation", as ...
Director | Dlug
Krzysztof Krauze was born on April 2, 1953 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He was a director and writer, known for The Debt (1999), Saviour Square (2006) and Papusza (2013). He was married to Joanna Kos-Krauze, Ewa Salacka and Malgorzata Szurmiej. He died on December 24, 2014 in Warsaw.
6. Wojciech Has
Director | Pozegnania
Born in Kraków, Poland, in 1925. Feature film director. Graduated in 1946 from Cracow Film Institute, also studied painting. From 1947 to 1957 made a number of documentary shorts and educational films. Feature film debut: _The Noose_ (Petla, 1958, co-scr.). Other films: _Farewells_ (Pozegnania, ...
Director | Katyn
Andrzej Wajda is an Academy Award-wining director. He is the most prominent filmmaker in Poland known for The Promised Land (1975), Man of Iron (1981), and Katyn (2007).
He was Born on March 6, 1926, in Suwalki, Poland. His mother, Aniela Wajda, was a teacher at a Ukrainian school. His father, Jakub...
Actor | Chinatown
Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933.
His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years ...
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 (...
Writer | Trois couleurs: Bleu
Krzysztof Kieslowski graduated from Lódz Film School in 1969, and became a documentary, TV and feature film director and scriptwriter. Before making his first film for TV, Przejscie podziemne (1974) (The Underground Passage), he made a number of short documentaries. His next TV title, Personnel (...
Writer | Kler
Wojciech Smarzowski is a famous Polish screenwriter and director. He studied filmmaking at the Jagiellonian University and the National Film School in Lódz. He started his film career as a video camera operator. He received Polish Academy Award for Best Director for 4 times (2004, 2009, 2011, 2017)....
Actor | The Avengers
Born in Lódz, Poland, in 1938. Director, playwright, scriptwriter, and actor. Graduated in ethnology, literature and history from Warsaw University in 1959. Graduated from Lódz Film Academy in directing in 1962. Feature debut: _Identification Marks - None_ (Rysopis, 1964, scr., dir, act.), awarded ...
19. Aleksander Ford
Director | Piatka z ulicy Barskiej
Aleksander Ford was born on November 24, 1908 in Kiev, Russian Empire as Mosze Lifszyc. He was a director and writer, known for Five from Barska Street (1954), Black Cross (1960) and The Eighth Day of the Week (1958). He was married to Eleanor Griswold, Janina Wieczerzynska and Olga Minska. He died...
23. Andrzej Zulawski
Writer | Possession
Born in Lvov, Ukraine; then he moved with his father Miroslaw Zulawski to Czechoslovakia and later to Poland. In the late 1950s, he studied cinema in France. In the 1960s, he was an assistant of the famous Polish film director Andrzej Wajda. His feature debut The Third Part of the Night (1971) was ...
24. Janusz Nasfeter
Director | Nie bede cie kochac
Janusz Nasfeter was born on August 15, 1920 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He was a director and writer, known for Nie bede cie kochac (1974), Niekochana (1966) and Ten okrutny, nikczemny chlopak (1972). He was married to Teresa Nasfeter. He died on April 1, 1998 in Warsaw.
25. Janusz Majewski
Director | Mala matura 1947
Janusz Majewski was born on August 5, 1931 in Lwów, Lwowskie, Poland. He is a director and writer, known for Mala matura 1947 (2010), Sublokator (1966) and Excentrycy, czyli po slonecznej stronie ulicy (2015). He was previously married to Zofia Nasierowska.
Director | Docteur Jekyll et les femmes
Born in Kwilcz, Poland, Walerian Borowczyk trained as a painter and lithographer, winning Poland's National Prize in 1953. He began his film career as a film poster designer, then started making short animated films in the late 1950s. Moving to France in the early 1960s, he gained a reputation as a...
27. Piotr Szulkin
Director | Wojna swiatów - nastepne stulecie
Piotr Szulkin was born on April 26, 1950 in Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland as Piotr Andrzej Szulkin. He was a director and writer, known for The War of the Worlds: Next Century (1981), Golem (1980) and Ga, Ga - Chwala bohaterom (1986). He was married to Renata Karwowska-Szulkin. He died on August 3, ...
28. Kazimierz Kutz
Director | Paciorki jednego rózanca
Born in 1929 in Szopienice, Upper Silesia, to a railway worker's family. After graduating from secondary school he enrolled in the Directing Faculty at Theatre and Film School, graduating in 1954.
In 1959, he debuted with a film entitled Krzyz Walecznych (1959). He has gone on to direct over 20 ...
Director | Drzwi w murze
Stanislaw Rózewicz was born on August 16, 1924 in Radomsko, Lódzkie, Poland. He was a director and writer, known for Drzwi w murze (1974), Kobieta w kapeluszu (1985) and Opadly liscie z drzew (1975). He was married to Irena Rózewiczowa. He died on November 9, 2008 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.
34. Marek Koterski
Director | Dzien swira
Marek Koterski was born on June 3, 1942 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland. He is a director and writer, known for Day of the Wacko (2002), 7 uczuc (2018) and We're All Christs (2006). He is married to Malgorzata Bogdanska. He was previously married to Iwona Ciesielska.
Writer | Seksmisja
Film director, script writer and actor. Born in Olsztyn, Poland, in 1955. In 1978 graduated from the Lodz Film Academy. 1984-85 studied in Cal Arts, Valencia, California. Winner of the Stanislaw Wyspianski Award for Young Artists 1985, and a number of festival honours. Since 1988 artistic manager ...
39. Jerzy Antczak
Director | Noce i dnie
Jerzy Antczak was born on December 25, 1929 in Wlodzimierz Wolynski, Wolynskie, Poland. He is a director and writer, known for Noce i dnie (1975), Chopin. Pragnienie milosci (2002) and Epilog norymberski (1971). He is married to Jadwiga Baranska. They have one child.
Director | Where Eskimos Live
Tomasz Wiszniewski was born on June 1, 1958 in Lublin, Lubelskie, Poland. He was a director and writer, known for Where Eskimos Live (2002), All Will Be Well (2007) and We All're Made of Coal (2004). He died on November 20, 2016 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.
43. Bartosz Konopka
Director | Lek wysokosci
One of the most awarded young Polish filmmakers. Graduated Film Science in Jagiellonian University Cracow, Krzysztof Kieslowski Film Department in Katowice University and Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. He makes both documentaries and features. Received over 30 awards for his films ...
Director | Zimna wojna
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, ...