Born in 1953 in Warsaw. Graduated from the cinematography department of the Film School in Lodz. He used to work in Studio Malych Form Filmowych Se-Ma-for and then in Karol Irzykowski Film Studio. In the years 1985-91 he was a member of TOR Film Studio. He directed short films. Sicne 2001 – a member of the European Film Academy.
At the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival award for Best Director for MY NIKIFOR in 2005 and for PAPUSZA in 2013.
|2013||PAPUSZA - 2013 Thessaloniki International Film Festival - Best Film in the Open Horizons Section; 2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Special Mention; 2013 Gdynia Film Festival - Best Make-up for Anna Nobel-Nobielska; 2013 Valladolid International Film Festival - Best Director and Youth Jury Award for Joanna Kos-Krauze & Krzysztof Krauze, Best Actor Award for Zbigniew Walerys|
|2006||SAVIOR'S SQUARE (Plac Zbawiciela) - 2006 Polish Film Festival Gdynia - Golden Lion, Critics Award, Best Actress Award for Jowita Budnik, Best Supporting Actress Award for Ewa Wencek, Best Score award for Pawel Szymanski; 2007 Polish Film Awards Eagle, Best Film, Best Director for Joanna Kos-Krauze & Krzysztof Krauze, Best Actress for Jowita Budnik, Best Supporting Actress for Ewa Wencel; 2007 Valladolid International Film Festival - Silver Spike Award, Best Actress Award for Jowita Budnik|
|2004||MY NIKIFOR (Moj Nikifor) - 2005 IFF Karlovy Vary Grand Prix, the Crystal Globe, Best Actress for Krystyna Feldman; 2004 Gdynia Film Festival Best Actress Award for Krystyna Feldman; 2006 Polish Film Festival Los Angeles - Hollywood Eagle Award|
|2000||Big Deals (Wielkie rzeczy)|
THE GAME (Gra)
The System (System), TV series
|1999||THE DEBT (Dlug) - 1999 Gdynia Film Festiva Grand Prix - Golden Lions and Journalist Award; 1999 Eagle - Polish Film award for best direction and best screenplay; 2001 Philadelphia IFF Best Director Award|
|1996||Street Games (Gry uliczne) |
Special Jury Award at PFFF in Gdynia '96
|1988||New York, Four A.M. (Nowy Jork - czwarta rano)|
Award for the best cinema debut at PFF in Gdynia '88