Oscar-winning Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (90) has died

Oscar-winning Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (90) has died

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The oscar-winning Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda is on Sunday at the age of 90 died, reports BBC.

Wajda’s movies have been four times nominated for an Oscar for best foreign film.

In 2000, he won an honorary Oscar for his body of work. Wajda won a Golden Palm in Cannes. That was in 1981 with his movie The man of iron. In 2006, he received the Berlin Golden Bear for his work.

The films of Wajda, were often critical and as a director he got it in the seventies and eighties regularly have to stick with the communist regime in Poland. He left the country in the beginning of the eighties, went to live in France, but returned in 1989 back.


Wajda said according to the BBC, ever: “God has a director, two eyes given. A in order to look into the camera, the other to remain alert so that he sees all what is happening around him”.

The film maker was for some time sick, but completed this year his latest film Powidoki (image Persistence) which is about the Polish artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski. This film is this year’s Polish submission for the Oscar for best foreign film.

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