Jerzy Skolimowski  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Jerzy Skolimowski (b. May 5, 1938 in Łódź, Poland) is a Polish film director, scriptwriter, dramatist and actor. A graduate of the prestigious Polish Film School in Łódź, Skolimowski has directed more than twenty films in and outside of Poland since his 1960 début Oko wykol (The Menacing Eye). He now lives in Los Angeles where he paints in a figurative, expressionist mode and acts occasionally in films.


Into the movie arena

Skolimowsi then teamed up with Polański, writing the dialogue for the script of Knife in the Water (1962).

Between 1964 and 1984 he completed six semi-autobiographical features: Rysopis, Walkover, Barrier (1966), Hands Up! (completed 1967, released 1981), Moonlighting and Success is the Best Revenge, a segment in Dialóg and two other features Le Départ (1967) and Deep End based on his original screenplays.

While living and working in many countries, he also completed another six relatively big budget productions, including four international co-productions, between 1970 and 1992 (The Adventures of Gerard, King, Queen, Knave, The Shout, The Lightship, Torrents of Spring and Ferdydurke), all distinctly bearing Skolimowski’s signature.




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