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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Krzystof Zanussi

Born in 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. Documentary and feature film director. Studied physics at Warsaw University and philosophy at Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Graduated from Lodz Film Academy in 1966. Amateur film maker. His school diploma film ‘Death of a Provincial’ (Smierc prowincjala (1966)) won an awards in Venice, Mannheim, Valladolid and Moscow in 1967. Other early films made for TV include: ‘Next Door’ (_Za sciana (1971)_), Grand Prix in San Remo; ‘Hypothesis’ (Hipoteza (1972) (TV)).
Scriptwriter or co-writer of all of his TV and cinema films. Other early feature films: ‘Structure of a Crystal’ (Struktura krysztalu (1969)), which won in Mar del Plata 1970; ‘Family Life’ (Zycie rodzinne (1971)), which won in Chicago 1971, Valladolid 1972 and Colombo 1973; ‘Illumination’ (Iluminacja (1973)), Grand Prix in Locarno 1973, award in Gdansk 1974; ‘Quarterly Balance’ (Bilans kwartalny (1975)); ‘Camouflage’ (Barwy ochronne (1977)), Spiral (Spirala (1978)).