|Born in 1947 in Radomysl Wielkopolski. Director and screenwriter. He wrote several adaptations of foreign classical literature for the screen and stage. |
He graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, majoring in psychology (1975) and from the Lodz National Film School (1979) where he studied film directing.
He was faculty member at the Silesian University in Katowice and co-founded the Karol Irzykowski Film Studio. He directed several documentaries. He won numerous awards such as: The Chief of Cinematography Award (1986), the Grand Prix at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival (1987), the Second Prize at the "Young Polish Cinema" Gdansk Film Review (1988). BREAKING THE SILENCE won the Special Prize at the Lodz Media Festival “The Man in Danger” in 2002 and the Certificate of Honor “for the touching vision of one’s search for the contact with the world” at the Krakow Short Film Festival in 2003.
|2005||THE CROSS-WAY CAFE (Rozdro¿e Cafe) - Best Director Award at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia '05|
|1997||HOUSE CHRONICLES (Kronik domowe) - “Don Quichote” – The Prize of the Polish Federation of Film Clubs and Kina Studyjne Award at the Gdynia Polish Film Festival ’97|
|1988||KORNBLUMENBLAU - Andrzej Munk Film Award ’89, award for the feature DEBUT at the Koszalin Film Festival ’89, The Srebrne Grono Award at the Lagow Film Festival ’89, The Gdansk Voivode Award at the Gdynia Film Festival ’89, The Chairman of Cinematography Committee Award ’89, Award for directing at the Gdynia Polish Film Festival ’90|
|1982||CHRISTMAS EVE ’81 (Wigilai ’81)|
|1980||THE TASTE OF WATER (Smak Wody)|