Jerzy Skolimowski

Jerzy Skolimowski


Born in Łódź, Poland in 1938. Director, playwright, screenwriter, actor, painter, poet, and dramatist. Graduated in ethnology, literature, and history from Warsaw University in 1959. Graduated from Łódź Film Academy in directing in 1962. Co-writer of Knife in the Water (Nóż w wodzie) by Roman Polanski and Innocent Sorcerers (Niewinni czarodzieje) by Andrzej Wajda. Author of many theatre plays. He published several poetry pamphlets. Laureate of many awards at Polish and international film festivals. In 1982 he received the German Film Award for Actor for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Die Fälschung and in 2003 he received the Polish Special Film Award.



11 Minutes (11 minut)
– Special Mention At 2015 Venice Film Festival – Vittorio Veneto Film Festival Award

2012 The Day of the Siege: September Eleven 1683 (Bitwa pod Wiedniem) by Renzo Martinelli

Essential Killing
– Special Jury Prize and Best Actor Award for Vincent Gallo at 2010 Venice International Film Festival;
– 2010 Mar Del Plata International Film Festival – Golden Astor Award for Best Film;
– Silver Astor Award for Best Actor for Vincent Gallo;
– Polish Eagle Award 2011 : Best Film, Best Director for Jerzy Skolimowski, Best Music for Pawel Mykietyn, Best Editing for Reka Lemhenyi


Four Nights With Anna (Cztery noce z Anną)
– The Polish Eagle Award for Best Director 2009.
– Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2008;
– Honorable Mention and Special Award of the Organizers of Polish Film Festivals Abroad at the Polish Film Festival, Gdynia 2008

1993 Ferdydurke
1989 Torrents of Spring

The Lightship
– Special Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival 1986

1984 Success Is the Best Revenge

– Best Screenplay Award at Cannes Film Festival 1982; Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Film 1983


Hands Up (Ręce do góry)
– Critics Award at the Polish Film Festival Gdansk, 1981


The Shout (Krzyk)
– Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival, 1978

1972 King, Queen, Knave
1971 Deep End
1970 The Adventures of Gerard

Le Depart
– Golden Bear and Unicrit Award at the Berlin IFF 1967


Barrier (Bariera)
– Jury Special Prize at the Valladolid IFF 1968

1965 Walkover (Walkower)
1964 Identification Marks: None (Rysopis)
1962 The Nude (Akt)
1961 Boxing (Boks)
Your Money or Your Life (Pieniądze albo życie)
1960 Erotic (Erotyk)
Little Hamlet (Hamlet)
The Menacing Eye (Oko wykol)