“Dead Polish Director Andrzej Wajda

The winner of the Cannes film festival was 90 years old

Andrzej, Videtto: epa/vostock-photo

– Polish Director Andrzej Wajda, died Sunday evening at age 90, told the TV station TVN24.

The cause of death was not specified.

Wajda was born on 6 March 1926 in suwałki. His father Jacob, a Polish army officer, was killed in Katyn. Andrzej Wajda was planning to become a soldier, but did not graduate from the cadet corps before the Second World war and most of war held in the city of Radom.

In 1946, she enrolled in the Academy of fine arts in Krakow in the course of painting. However, he subsequently changed his mind and in 1949 began to study at the film school of łódź.

Since the early 1980-ies she got into politics. 30 August 1980 he visited the Gdansk shipyard, where he worked as a member of the Advisory Board of the organization “Solidarity”.

In 1981, the film “man of iron” about the strikes of workers on the Baltic coast. This is the first Polish film won the Palme d’or at the Cannes film festival. In addition, he was nominated for “Oscar”.

Wajda holds the honorary prizes of various film festivals for outstanding contribution to world cinema: Golden lion Venice film festival (1998), “Oscar” (2000), Honorary Golden Bear at the Berlin film festival (2006).

In 2007, the screens out the film “Katyn” about the fate of Polish officers who were shot in 1939 in the Soviet Union.

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