Andrzej Żuławski, Polish film director and writer, Died at 75

Andrzej Żuławski/ [ˈandʐɛj ʐuˈwafskʲi] was born on November 22, 1940, in Lwów, Poland (now Ukraine) and died on February 17, 2016.

He was a Polish film director and writer.

He frequently went against mainstream commercialism in his films, and enjoyed success mostly with European art-house audiences.

During the late 1950s, Andrzej Żuławski studied cinema in France.

Andrzej second film ‘The Devil’ in 1972 was banned in Poland, and Żuławski relocated to France for a short while.

Following the success of That Most Important Thing: Love in 1975, Andrzej returned to Poland where he spent two years making On the Silver Globe in 1988.

The work on this film was interrupted by the Polish authorities.

Shortly after, Mr. Żuławski moved to France where he became known for controversial and violent art-house films.

Żuławski was also known for his work with specific actresses including Romy Schneider, Isabelle Adjani and Sophie Marceau.

Mr. Andrzej Żuławski works have received awards at various international film festivals.

He also wrote several novels, for example, Il était Un Verger, Lity Bór (a.k.a. La Forêt Forteresse), W Oczach Tygrysa, and Ogród Miłości.

Andrzej Żuławski passed away at 75 yrs old.