Famous Polish Director Andrzej Wajda, died Sunday evening, October 9, at the age of 90 years. About it reports Polish TV.
“Recently, the Director was sick. A few days ago he was in the hospital. We were hoping that he will come out of it,” – said the TV channel ТВН24 writer and Director Jacek Bromski.
At the end of September at the film festival in Gdynia was presented a new film Wajda “the’s an after-image”, which tells about the last years of the artist Vladislav Strzeminski, reports TASS. The author personally received a special award of the jury in this review of his latest work. Later it became known that the Polish film Institute, put forward the tape as a candidate for the award “Oscar” in the category “Best foreign language film”.
Andrzej Wajda was born on 6 March 1926 in suwałki. His father Jakub was an officer in the Polish army and was killed in Katyn. The family of Andrzej dreamed that his son also devoted himself to service in the army, however, Vajda chose the first Academy of fine arts in Krakow, and later the High school of cinema in łódź. The first premiere of the young Director with the film “Generation” took place in 1955.
Wide recognition came to him after the film about the fate of the Warsaw uprising Kanal (1956), awarded with several prizes, including special prize at the Cannes film festival in 1957. Notable socio-political repercussions of his films “Man of marble”, “Without anesthesia”, “man of iron” and “Danton”. Wajda also put about 40 plays in different theatres, including “Demons” in Moscow “contemporary”.
The work of the Director is awarded a number of prestigious awards – the prizes of the Moscow film festival, French film award “Cesar”, the Italian theatrical award of a name of Luigi Pirandello, the European film award “Felix”. Wajda also received the “Golden lion” at the Venice international film festival, “Palme d’or” at the Cannes film festival.
In 2000 Andrzej Wajda received the award “Oscar” for outstanding contribution to world cinema, and in February 2006, the “Golden bear” for the contribution to cinema at the Berlin international film festival. At the end of 2010, Wade was awarded the order of Friendship for his great contribution to the development of Russian-Polish relations in the field of culture.