FILMOGRAPHY

  • 1950 Zly cholopiec (short)
    1951 Ceramika ilzecka (short documentary)
    1952 Kiedy ty spisz (short documentary)
    1955 Pokolenie
    1955 Ide do slonco (short documentary)
    1957 Kanal
    1958 popiol i diament
    1959 Lotna
    1960 Niewinni czarodzieje
    1961 Samson
    1962 Sbirska Ledi Magbet
    1962 L'amour a vingt ans (segment "Warsaw")
    1965 Popioly
    1968 Gates to Paradise
    1969 Wszystko na sprzedaz
    1969 Polowanie na muchy
    1970 Krajobraz po bitwie
    1970 Brzezina
    1973 Wesele
    1975 the promised land
    1976 Smuga cienia
    1977 Czlowiek z marmuru
    1978 Bez znieczulenia
    1978 Zaproszenie do wnetrza (documentary)
    1979 Panny z Wilka
    1979 'Pogoda domu niechaj bedzie z Toba...' (short documentary)
    1980 Orkestra Şefi
    1981 Czlowiek z zelaza
    1983 Danton
    1983 Eine Liebe in Deutschland
    1986 Kronika wypadkow milonsnych
    1988 Les possedes
    1990 Korczak
    1992 Pierscionek z orlem w koronie
    1994 Nastazja
    1995 Wielki tydzien
    1996 Panna Nikt
    1999 Pan Tadeusz
    2002 Lekcja polskiego kina (documentary)
    2002 Zemsta
    2005 Solidarnosc
    Solidarnosc... (segment"Man of Hope" )
    2007 Katyn
    2009 Sazlikta
    2010 Krec! Jak kochasz
    to krec! (documentary)
    2013 Walesa
    Czlowiek z nadziei

  • FILMS SHOWN IN FESTIVAL ON WHEELS

  • Wilkol Girls
    (Maids of Wilko)

Andrzej Wajda

Born in Suwalki, Poland on 6 March 1929. Wajda fought in the Polish Resistance from the age of 16 while working in a succession of jobs including painting church interiors. After the war, he studied painting at the Fine Arts Academy of Cracow (1945-48) and film directing at the Lodz School of Cinematography (1950-52). He became Alexander Ford's assistant on Five Boys From Baska Street. Wajda's features were among the first post-war Polish films to be widely seen in the west and deservedly brought him international acclaim. His subsequent work for the cinema and TV has been remarkably diverse in theme and content. He was elected in 1972 as the president of the "Film Unit X"-a branch of Film Polski established to embolden the young filmmakers - and in 1979 as the head of the Polish Filmmakers Association; but he resigned from both posts in 1981, and concentrated on theatrical projects in Poland and on film productions in cooperation with non-Polish studios. Wajda soon settled in exile in Paris. After directing a couple of films abroad, returned to his native country in 1989 and he became a senator of the new Polish People's Republic. Andrzej Wajda is one of the most awarded film-makers of our time. In Wajda's first feature films, we see the foundation of Wajda's own artistic stamps, his creative method, which consists of an emotional approach to history, a romantic conception of human fate. Wajda's work reveals many forms and many layers of our time: historical films alternate with films on contemporary subjects; films with a broad social sweep alternate with films that concentrate on intimate human experiences. Another unifying element in Wajda's oeuvre is his faithfulness to literary and artistic sources. A significant portion of his films came from literature, while the pictorial aspect finds its inspiration in the romantic artistic tradition. The affinity among his films is determined by a choice of the themes which enables him to depict great historical synthe