Film and theatre director, screenwriter and playwright. Born in 1941 in Stanisławowo. A graduate from the Faculty of Painting and Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (1966) and from the Film and TV Direction Department of the Lodz Film School. Former graphic editor of “Magazyn Polski”. The author of numerous theatre, television and radio plays. Wrote the films such as “Screen Tests”, “The Laureate”, “The Great Race”, “A Baritone” (the award for the screenplay at the 10th Polish Film Festival). Lecturer at the Lodz Film School. Co-owner and head of Fokus Film production studio.
1973: Overnight; 1975: The Actress [in:] Pictures from Life, At the Height of Summer (special mention at the Sanremo International Film Festival, 1976); 1977: Top Dog ( Golden Grape and Don Kichot – the Award of the Polish Federation of Film Societies, Łagów, 1978 ); 1979: Next Door [in:] Family Situations, Chance (the award for the screenplay at the 6th Polish Film Festival; 3rd Prize at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, 1980, the Ecumenical Jury Award at the Locarno International Film Festival, 1980); 1981: And All That Jazz (the Grand Prix award at the Koszalińskie Spotkania Filmowe MŁODZI I FILM; Polish Jazz Archive Award at the 9th Polish Film Festival, 1984); 1984: The Idol; 1986: Hero of the Year (“The Silver Lions” award for the directing of the film at the 11th Polish Film Festival, The Special Prize of the Jury and The Soviet Filmmakers’ Association Award at the Moscow International Film Festival, 1987), Uninvited Guest; 1989: Capital, or How to Make Money in Poland…; 1991: Game is Over; 1993: A.W.O.L. (the award for the directing of the film at the 18th Polish Film Festival); 1994: Summer of Love; 1995: Far From The Other; 2000: Faces and Masks (TV series); 2005: The Collector (The Grand Prize “The Golden Lions” at the 30th Polish Film Festival, the Ecumenical Jury Award at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival, the Polish Film Award – Eagle – for the best director of 2005, the Jańcio Wodnik Award at the OFSF Prowincjonalia, Września, 2006, The Golden Duck Award of the “Film” magazine for the best Polish film of 2005), Short Story of One Blackboard [in:] Solidarność, Solidarność…