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Pawel Pawlikowski


A literature and philosophy graduate, with extensive post-graduate work at Oxford on German literature, Polish-born Pawel Pawlikowski started as a documentary filmmaker in British television. His second feature, Last Resort (2000), earned him international critical acclaim at numerous festivals, including Toronto and Sundance, and won the 2001 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 65 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Cold War Director
(2018)
Ida Director
(2013)
(2004)
Last Resort Director
(2000)

Filmography

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 2018 Cold War (direction)
 2013 Ida
 2000 Last Resort
 1998 Twockers (TV Short documentary) (as Paul Pawlikowski)
 1998 The Stringer
 1995 Tripping with Zhirinovsky (TV Movie documentary) (as Paul Pawlikowski)
 1992 Serbian Epics (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 Dostoevsky's Travels (TV Movie documentary) (as Paul Pawlikowski)
 1990 From Moscow to Pietushki: A Journey with Benedict Yerofeyev (TV Movie documentary) (as Paul Pawlikowski)
 1987 Open Space (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Lucifer Over Lancashire (1987) ... (as Paul Pawlikowski)
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Alternate Names:

Paul Pawlikowski

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on his process] The changes are part of my writing process. When I write, I imagine scenes. I write things down. I take photographs. I do some casting. I rewrite. It's a permanent making or remaking. I wanted to make the kind of film which is like a meditation more than a story, which has these kinds of faces that convey the mood of Poland at that moment, but is also a bigger parable about stuff... See more »

Trivia:

His mother was Catholic and worked as an English teacher at the University of Warsaw. His father worked as a doctor and was a Polish-Jewish atheist and patriot who taught him respect for Polish history. Soon after the parents split up, his father was forced to leave his beloved Poland due to antisemitic cleansing of 1968. At first, he went to Austria, and then moved to Germany where he would ... See more »

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