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Born in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Borys Lankosz is one of the most popular Polish filmmakers of his generation. Alumnus of the famous National Film School in Lodz, he made his debut in 2001 with a harrowing documentary 'Evolution' about neglected patients of a mental institution, awarded on various international documentary festivals, including San Francisco International Film Festival. His documentary 'Radegast' (2008) tells the story of Western European Jews, deported to the ghetto of Lodz via the namesake train station, the Nazi gates of hell. Polish moviegoers known Lankosz primarily for his feature movies - his dark comedy about Stalinism 'Reverse' (2009) (the plot can be summarized as 'Arsenic and Old Lace' meets '1984') was the Polish official entry for the Academy Award. His thriller 'A Grain of Truth', where the phantoms of medieval antisemitism seem to reappear in a contemporary small Polish town, was a box office hit of 2015.

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Borys Lankosz graduated from National Film School in Lodz, Poland.

His diploma film, a 2001 documentary entitled "Evolution" ("Rozwoj"), won the 45th San Francisco International Film Festival as well as many other international and Polish film festivals. The jury in San Francisco decided to award the film "because of its remarkable mood, tone and beauty."

In proceeding years Lankosz made many documentary films which won the acclaim of audiences, critics, and awards at prestigious international film festivals. Among the most notable of which are: "Poles Poles", a documentary about some of the most eminent Polish figures (such as Nobel prize-winning poet Wislawa Szymborska, as well as the legendary science fiction writer and author of "Solaris", Stanislaw Lem, among others) and "Radegast", a harrowing documentary tale about Western European Jews, who in 1941 were sent to the Lodz ghetto, which received the Silver Phoenix Award at the International Film Festival Jewish Motifs in Warsaw, the Finalist Award Winner of The New York Festivals, as well as being awarded a Monumentum Iudaicum Lodzense Medal.

Borys Lankosz is also the author of a film series entitled "From the Different Angle", filmed in China, Zimbabwe, Iran and France. This four-part series was broad-casted in prime time by the first channel of the national Polish public television.

In 2009, Lankosz directed his first feature film "Reverse", which became a staggering success. At its premiere at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia "Reverse" won 11 of the festival's awards, including the prestigious Golden Lion Award for Best Film and was selected as Poland's official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign language film Oscar.

"Reverse" become a box office hit, which in the Polish domestic market effectively competes with the biggest Hollywood hits such as Twilight Saga or 2012.

The Polish Film Academy nominated "Reverse" for the Polish Film Awards: Eagles in 13 categories, eventually granting awards in eight of those, among them the Best Film Award.

Soon thereafter, awards began to appear on the international arena. "Reverse" received FIPRESCI Award at the Warsaw Film Festival, the St. George Award at the Moscow International Film Festival, as well as the Grand Jury Prize for Best New Director at the Seattle International Film Festival.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

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