1922 – 2007
Winner of numerus state awards and prizes at festivals.
Doctor Honoris Causa of the New Sorbonne in Paris
and the State College of Film, Theather and Television in Lodz.
Film director and screenwriter. He studied at the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts (1946-1949) and completed a Film-Making Course. He made his debut as an independent director with “Cellulose” (Celuloza). Artistic director of the KADR Production Studio since 1956, which has made many famous films. In the 1980, he lectured in the Lodz Film School. The president of the Association of Polish Film-Makers (4 times), Honorary President until his death in 2007.
|2011||Qou Vadis – the Eagle Polish Film Award 2002: Best Costume Design for Magdalena Biernawska-Teslawska,
and Pawel Grabarczyk, Best Production Design for Janusz Sosnowski, Best Supporting Actor for Jerzy Trela
|1995||Why? (Za chto?)|
|1990||Bronstein’s Children (Bronstein Kinder)|
|1989||Hostage of Europe (Jency Europy)|
|1983||Austeria – Golden Lion at the Polish Film Festival , Gdansk 1984|
|1980||Chance Meeting on the Atlantic (Spotkanie na Atlantyku)|
|1978||Death of a President (Smierc Prezydenta) – Silver Berlin Bear for Outstending Single Achievement for Jerzy Kawalerowicz at the Berlin IFF 1978; Polish Film Festival Gdansk 1977: Special Jury Prize for Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Best Sound for Jerzy Blaszynski;
1st Prize at the Cadiz IFF; the Press Award at the Gandave IFF; the Critics Award at the Cordoba IFF
|1968||The Game (Gra)|
|1966||Paraoh (Faraon) – Nominated for Oscar in 1967 in the Best Foreign Language Film Category and in 1966 for Golden Palm at Cannes Film Festival|
|1961|| Mother Joan of the Angels (Matka Joanna od Aniolow) – Nominated for Golden Palm and Jury Special Prize at Cannes Film Festival 1961;
The Prize at the Oberhausen IFF;
|1959||The Night Train (Pociag) – Premio Evrotecnica at the VENICE IFF|
|1957||Real End of the Great War (Prawdziwy Koniec Wielkiej Wojny)|
|1956||Shadow (Cien) – Nominated for Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival 1956; The Polish Film Critics Award|
|1954||Under the Phrygian Star (Pod Gwiazda Frygijska) – Special Prize at the IFF Karlovy Var|
|1952||The Village Mill (Gromada) – Prize at the IFF in Karlovy Vary|