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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' (The Death of a Provincial (1968)) won an awards in Venice, Mannheim, ... See full bio »

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 2018 Eter
 2014 Foreign Body
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)
 2009 Revisited
 2000-2009 Teatr telewizji (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Glosy wewnetrzne (2009) ... (directed by)
- Sesja kastingowa (2003) ... (directed by)
- Skowronek (2000) ... (directed by)
 2007 Black Sun
 2005 Solidarity, Solidarity (segment "Tanks")
 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 My Warsaw (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 The Unapproachable (TV Movie)
 1980 The Contract (TV Movie)
 1979 My Cracow (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)
 1971 Behind the Wall (TV Movie)
 1971 Family Life
 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 The Death of a Provincial (Short)
 1967 Computers (Documentary short)
 1966 Maria Dabrowska (TV Movie documentary)
 1966 Przemysl (TV Short documentary)
 1964 Witness (Short)
 1962 Students (Short)
 1961 A Plane from Budapest (Short)
 1961 Holden (Short)
 1961 Ulan i dziewczyna (Short)
 1960 A Peep from the Corner (Short)
 1960 Stop Thief (Short)
 1960 Umbrella (Short)
 1959 Boys from Hollow (Short)
 1959 Cement and Words (Short)
 1959 Prescription for John (Short)
 1959 The Roof (Short)
 1958 The Lame Devil (Short)
 1958 The Tram to Heaven (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.


Member of the 'Dramatic' jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1986. See more »


Used a nearly identical phrase "To czysta fizjologia" ("It's a pure physiology") in both And a Warm Heart (2008) and Foreign Body (2014). See more »

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