Andrzej Żuławski

Polish film director (1940-2016)

Andrzej Żuławski (Polish: [ˈandʐɛj ʐuˈwafskʲi]; 22 November 1940 – 17 February 2016)[1][2] was a Polish movie director and writer. He was born in Lwów, Poland (now Ukraine).

Andrzej Żuławski
Andrzej Żuławski in 2001
Born(1940-11-22)22 November 1940
Died17 February 2016(2016-02-17) (aged 75)
Warsaw, Poland
OccupationFilm director
Years active1971–2016

In the late 1950s, he studied filmmaking in France. His second movie The Devil (1972) was banned in Poland, and Żuławski went to France. After the success of That Most Important Thing: Love in 1975, he returned to Poland where he spent two years making On the Silver Globe (1988). After that, Żuławski moved to France where he became known for controversial and violent art-house movies. Żuławski is also known for his work with actresses including Romy Schneider, Isabelle Adjani and Sophie Marceau.

Żuławski died of pancreatic cancer in Warsaw on 17 February 2016. He was aged 75.


  2. "Nie żyje reżyser, scenarzysta i pisarz Andrzej Żuławski". Retrieved 2016-02-17.

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