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Andrzej Wajda

Andrzej WAJDA, Polish film and theatrical director. State Prize for Film Generation; First Prize and Best; Award 1981; Award for Services to Film 1982; Award, Italy 1986; Award, European Film Awards 1990; Order of the Banner of Labour (Second Class) 1975; Order of Polonia Restituta; Order of Kirill and Methodius (First Class). Union of Polish Artists and Designers (ZPAP) 1977.

Background

  • WAJDA, Andrzej was born on March 6, 1926 in Suwalki. Son of Jakub Wajda and Aniela Wajda.

  • Education

    • Attended, Academy Fine Arts, Cracow. Attended, Film Academy, Lodz. D Honoris Causa, American University, Washington, 1981.

      D Honoris Causa, Bologna University, Italy, 1988. D Honoris Causa, Jagiellonski University, Krakow, 1989. D Honoris Causa, University Lumiere, Lyon, France, 1995.

      D Honoris Causa, University Libre, Brussels, 1995.

    Career

    • Pokolenie (Generation) 1954, Ide do sloiica (I’m Going to the Sun) 1955, Kanal 1956, Popiol i diament (Ashes and Diamonds) 1957, Lotna 1959, Niewinni czarodzieje (Innocent Sorcerers) 1959, Samson 1960, Serbian Lady Macbeth 1961, Milosc dwudziestolatkow (Love at Twenty) 1961, Popioly (Ashes) 1965, Bramy Raju (Gates of Paradise) 1967, Wszystko na sprzedaz (Everything for Sale) 1968, Przekladaniec (Jigsaw Puzzle)—for TV, Polowanie na muchy (Hunting Flies) 1969, Macbeth (TV) 1969, Krajobraz po bitwie (Landscape After Battle) 1970, Brzezina (The Birch Wood) 1970, Pilat (Pilatus)—for TV 1971, Mistrze i Malgorzata (Master and Margaret)— for TV 1972, Wesele (The Wedding) 1972, Ziemia obiecana (The Promised Land) 1974, Smuga cienia (The Shadow Line) 1976, Umarla klasa (A Dead Class)—for TV 1976, Czlowiek z marmuru (Man of Marble) 1977 (Fipresci; Kapelusz pelen deszczu (Hatful of Rain) 1959, Hamlet 1960, 1980, 1989, Dwoje na hustawce (Two on the Seesaw) 1960, The Wedding 1962, The Possessed 1963, 1971, 1975, Play Strindberg 1969, Sticks and Bones, Moscow 1972, Der Mittmacher 1973, Noc listopadowa (November Night) 1974, Sprawa Dantona (The Danton Case) 1975, 1978, Idiota (Idiot) 1971, 1975, Kiedy rozum spi (When Reason is Asleep) 1976, Emigranci (Emigres) 1976, Nastasia Philipovna (improvisation based on Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot) 1977, Rozmowy z katem (Conversation with the Executioner) 1977, Z biegiem lat z biegiem dni.. (Gone with the Years, Gone with the Days..) 1978, Antygone 1984, Zbrodnia i kara (Crime and Punishment) 1984, 1986, 1987, Panna Julia (Miss Julia) 1988, Dybuk 1988, Nastasya (adapted from The Idiot) 1989, Lekcja polskiego (Lesson of Polish language) 1988, Hamlet IV 1989, Dwoje na hustawce (Two on the Seesaw) 1990, Romeo and Juliet 1990, scenography for several productions. Assistant Stage Manager 1953. Film Director since 1954. Stage Manager Teatr Stary, Cracow 1973.

      Manager Director Teatr Powszechny, Warsaw since 1989. Senator of Polish People's Republic since 1989. President Polish Film Association 1978-1983.

      Honorary; Director for the Promised Land, XV111 Film Festival, Cartagena-Colombia 1978, Premie David di Donatelle 'Luchino Visconti’ 1978.

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    Membership

    Member of Polish Film Association (president since 1978), Union Polish Arts and Designers (honorary).

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    • Married 1st Beata Tyszkiewicz in 1967 (divorced), one daughter. Married 2nd Krystyna Zachwatowicz in 1975.
    • father: Jakub Wajda
    • mother: Aniela Wajda
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    • 1981
      American University
    • 1988
      Bologna University
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      Jagiellonski University
    • 1995
      University Lumiere
    • 1995
      University Libre
    • 1953
      Assistant, staff manager
    • 1954
      film director
    • 1973
      stage manager, Teatr Stary
      Cracow, Malopolskie, Poland
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      • Director: (films, in Polish) Generation, 1954, I'm Going to the Sun, 1955, Canal, 1956, Ashes and Diamonds, 1957, Lotna, 1959, Innocent Sorcerers, 1959, Samson, 1960, Servian Lady Macbeth, 1961, Love at 20, 1961, Ashes, 1965, Gates of Paradise, 1967, Everything for Sale, 1968. (television series, in Polish) Jigsaw Puzzle, Hunting Flies, 1969, Landscape after Battle, 1970, The Birch Wood, 1970, Pilatus (television), 1971, Master and Margaret (West German television), 1972, Wedding, 1972, The Promised Land, 1975, The Shadow Line, 1976, Death Class, 1965, Man of Marble, 1977, Rough Treatment (United Kingdom), 1978, Maids of Wilko, 1979, Orchestral Conductor, 1979, Man of Iron, 1981, Danton, 1982, Love in Germany, 1985, Chronicle of Love Affairs, 1985, Doctor Korczak, 1989, The Ring with Crowned Eagle, 1992, Nastazia, 1994, Holy Week, 1995, Miss Nobody, 1996, (plays) Hatful of Rain, 1959, Hamlet, 1960, 1980, Two on the Seesaw, 1960, Wesele, 1962, The Demons, 1963, Play Strindberg, 1969, The Devils, 1961, Sticks and Bones, 1972, Der Mittmacher, 1973, November Night, 1974, The Danton Affairs, 1975, The Demons, 1964, Idiot, 1975, When Reason Sleeps, 1976, The Emigrants, 1976, Conversation with the Executioner, 1977, The Danton's Affair, 1978, Down the Years, Down the Days, 1979, Antygone, 1984, Crime and Punishment, 1984, Miss Julia, 1988, Hamlet IV, 1989, Two on a Seesaw, 1990, The Wedding, 1991, Nastazia, 1993, Mishima, 1994.
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