warsaw - Polish film director Andrzej Wajda's Sunday at the age of ninety deceased in Krakow. He is considered the 'father' of Polish film, which also enjoyed an international reputation. His work was rewarded in 2000 with an honorary Oscar.
The Oscar was not the only big price Wajda dragged on hold. He was rewarded include a Golden Palm at Cannes and a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. He had four Oscar nominations to his name.
Wajda made his debut in 1955 with the anti-war Pokolenie. The issues of war and politics would characterize his career. Kanal in 1957 he hid for that reason, criticism of the Soviet Union. In the seventies, echoed the director behind the critical trade union Solidarity. In a film about the trade union movement, he left the leader of Solidarity, Lech Walensa, play themselves.
In 1983 Wajda left after some struggles with the regime to France. He returned in 1989 and became director of a theater in Warsaw. But he let the film down. His last major movie dates from 2007. In the film Katyn, he shows the murder of Polish officers by the Soviets in 1940.