Andrzej Wajda

Polish film director
Wajda in April 2008

Andrzej Witold Wajda (6 March 1926 – 9 October 2016) was a Polish movie director, movie producer, and screenwriter. He is known for his works in A Generation, Kanał, Ashes and Diamonds, Man of Iron, The Promised Land, The Maids of Wilko, and in Katyń. He won an Honorary Academy Award in 2000.

Wajda was born in Suwałki, Poland.[1] He studied at the Łódź Film School. Wajda was married four times, first three ended in divorce. He had a daughter.

Wajda died of respiratory failure on 9 October 2016 at a hospital in Warsaw, aged 90.


  1. "Andrzej Wajda Biography (1926?-)". Retrieved 2012-08-14.

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