Polish director, cameraman and producer more than 20 award-winning documentary films at international festivals. In his films, he asks difficult questions about human existence, and, without compromising the dignity of his characters, breaks down barriers and taboos to show close-to-the-bone human issues. He pushes the boundaries of the genre by placing the camera where it is seemingly forbidden, in an often unexplored no man’s land. His documentary debut Birthplace about a Polish Jew Henry Grynberg looking for the murderer of his father won many prestigious awards. He worked as an assistant to Krzysztof Kieslowski on Three Colors: White. His short film Sisters received many awards (the prominent Cinema du Reel Grand Prix in Paris, Visions du reel Grand Prix in Nyon and the Golden Hobby-Horse Grand Prix at the Krakow Film Festival). The full-length The way, was a breakthrough in terms of the camera’s proximity to the hero (the Golden Dove in Leipzig – 1999; the Golden Hobby-Horse and Silver Dragon at Krakow Film Festival). Chemo, an intimate portrait of people struggling against cancer, was the most acclaimed Polish documentary of 2009. It received more than 15 awards. Personal and courageous film about his difficult relationship with his father, Father and Son (2013) was bestowed the St. George Award for Best Film Documentary at the 35th IFF in Moscow in 2013, the Silver Horn for Best Documentary Film at the Krakow Film Festival and the main prizes in Tehran and Minsk. “You have no idea how much I love you” (2016) received the Silver Lajkonik at the KFF and the White Cobra – Grand Prix of the New Media Festival. His latest film, “The Balcony Movie”, won the Grand Prix Semaine de la Critique at the Locarno IFF.
The meeting will take place after the screening of the film “BALCONY MOVIE”.