Borowczyk, Walerian

(1923-2006)
   One of the most prominent Polish makers of short animated films, also known for his live-action films made in France and Poland. After graduating from the weekly periodical. Apart from propagandist films, mostly documenting the implementation of the Communist system on Polish soil, Bossak produced a number of classic documentary works, mainly dealing with World War II and the postwar reconstruction. Among them are Holocaust classics, such as Majdanek: The Cemetery of Europe (Majdanek, cmentarzysko Europy (1944, with Aleksander Ford) and Requiem for 500,000 (Requiem dla 500 000, 1963, with Wacław Kaźmierczak); war documentaries, for example, The Battle of Kolberg (Bitwa o Kołobrzeg, 1945); and documentaries about the reconstruction, such as The Return to the Old Town (Powrót na Stare Miasto, 1954). His documentary film The Flood (Powódź, 1947, co-directed with Wacław Kaźmierczak) received the main award at the Cannes Film Festival.
   Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema by Marek Haltof

Guide to cinema. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Borowczyk, Walerian — (September 2, 1923, Kwilicz [near Poznan], Poland February 3, 2006, Paris, France)    He studied painting and graphic arts at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts before drawing film posters, sometimes in collaboration with Jan Lenica. In 1953, he won …   Encyclopedia of French film directors

  • Borowczyk — Walerian Borowczyk (* 2. September 1923 in Kwilcz; † 3. Februar 2006 in Paris) war ein polnischer Regisseur und einer der umstrittensten Filmemacher seiner Zeit. Walerian Borowczyk machte zunächst eine Ausbildung zum Maler und Grafiker. 1953… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • BOROWCZYK (W.) — BOROWCZYK WALERIAN (1923 ) Cinéaste polonais dont la carrière se déroule désormais en Europe occidentale. Né à Kwilcz, il étudie la peinture à l’Académie des beaux arts de Cracovie (1946 1951) et pratique quelque temps cet art dont il reconnaît… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Walerian Borowczyk — Infobox actor name = Walerian Borowczyk birthdate = September 2, 1923 birthplace = Kwilcz, near Poznań deathdate = February 3, 2006 deathplace = Paris, France othername = occupation = Film director yearsactive = 1946 1988 imdb id =… …   Wikipedia

  • Walerian Borowczyk — Données clés Naissance 21 octobre 1923 Kwilcz, Pologne Nationalité polonaise Décès 3&# …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Walerian Borowczyk — (* 2. September 1923 in Kwilcz; † 3. Februar 2006 in Paris) war ein polnischer Regisseur und einer der umstrittensten Filmemacher seiner Zeit. Walerian Borowczyk machte zunächst eine Ausbildung zum Maler und Grafiker. 1953 konnte er hier den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Walerian Borowczyk — (Kwilcz, cerca de Poznań, 2 de septiembre de 1923 París, 3 de febrero de 2006) es un director de cine, pintor, grafista y escritor polaco. Estudió en la Academia de Bellas Artes de Cracovia, y en 1951 concluyó sus estudios en la Facultad de Artes …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mr. and Mrs. Kabal's Theatre — Directed by Walerian Borowczyk Produced by Jacques Forgeot Written by Walerian Borowczyk Music by Avenir de Monfred …   Wikipedia

  • Bertrand Mandico — Bertrand Mandico, né le 21 mars 1971 à Toulouse, est un auteur et réalisateur de cinéma. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Réalisateur multiformes 3 Filmographie 4 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dzieje grzechu — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Die Geschichte einer Sünde Originaltitel: Dzieje grzechu Produktionsland: Polen Erscheinungsjahr: 1975 Länge: 130 Minuten Originalsprache: Polnisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.