27. International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA 04 – 10.03.2024 / Jelenia Góra / Poland


A poet, painter, media artist, writer and director. Working internationally, he builds his visions in his paintings, films, installations, novels, theatre and opera stagings. He studied at Krakow Academy of Fine Arts and graduated from the National Film School in Łódź, Poland. His credits include such films as: The Knight, Prisoner of Rio, Basquiat, Wojaczek, Angelus, The Garden of the Earthly Delights, Glass Lips, The Milll & the Cross and Onirica. Presented in festivals at Toronto, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Jerusalem, Moscow, Berlin, Venice and Cannes, his films received numerous prizes. His video, film and art works have been shown in a variety of galleries and museums around the world, including: Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Museo des Belles Artes, Buenos Aires; Image Forum, Tokyo; Tel-Aviv Museum of Art; The National Gallery, London; The Prado, Madrid; Art Institute of Chicago; The Louvre and at the Venice Biennale. The Museum of Modern Art in New York honored him with an individual retrospective entitled Lech Majewski: Conjuring the Moving Image. His installation Blood of a Poet took part in the 52nd Venice Biennale and his Retrospective that originated at MoMA travelled to the museums around the world. His videoart cycle Bruegel Suite premiered at the Louvre and was exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale. He lectures at various universities and colleges around the world, including Canterbury University in New Zealand, Harvard and Berkeley in US and Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Italy. He is a member of Director Guild of America and the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Filmography: Knight (1980); Flight of the spruce goose (1986); Prisoner of Rio (1988);  Gospel According To Harry (1992); Basquiat (scenariusz, producent, 1996); The Roe’s Room (1997); Wojaczek (1999); Angelus (2001); The Garden of the Earthly Delights (2004); Glass Lips (2006); Milll & the Cross (2010); Onirica (2015), Valley Of The Gods (2019); Brigitte Bardot Forever (2021).

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