Janusz Zaorski

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Janusz Zaorski
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Janusz Zaorski, 2007
Born (1947-09-19) 19 September 1947 (age 69)
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation Film director, scenarist, actor
Years active 1967–present
Parent(s) Tadeusz Zaorski

Janusz Zaorski (born September 19, 1947) is a Polish film director, scenarist and actor, representative of the cinema of moral concern (Polish: kino moralnego niepokoju), trend in Polish cinema. Zaorski has directed mainly psychological dramas, comedies and TV series.

Zaorski graduated National Film School in Łódź in 1969. He made his own individual film director debut in 1970. In 1987 Zaorski was selected as a chairman of the Polish Federation of Film Societies (Polska Federacja Dyskusyjnych Klubów Filmowych). He was also an art director of the Film Group "Dom" (since 1988), member of the Cinematography Committee (1987–1989), president of the Radio & Television Committee (1991–1992), president of The National Council of Radio Broadcasting and Television (Krajowa Rada Radiofonii i Telewizji; 1994–1995), member of the European Film Academy.

Selected filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

  • Maestro (1967)
  • Spowiedź (1968)
  • Na dobranoc (1970)
  • Uciec jak najbliżej (1971)
  • Awans (1974)
  • Zezem (1976) – TV series
  • Zdjęcia próbne (1976)
  • Pokój z widokiem na morze (1977)
  • Dziecinne pytania (1981)
  • Matka Królów (1982)
  • Baryton (1984)
  • Jezioro Bodeńskie (1985)
  • Zabawa w chowanego (1985)
  • Piłkarski poker (1988)
  • Panny i wdowy (1991)
  • Szczęśliwego Nowego Jorku (1997)
  • Haker (2002)
  • Cudownie ocalony (2004)
  • Królewska ruletka (2004)
  • Lekarz drzew (2005)

Actor[edit]

  • Palec boży (1972)
  • Zdjęcia próbne (1976)
  • Mniejsze niebo (1980)
  • Piłkarski poker (1988)

Writer[edit]

  • Na dobranoc (1970)
  • Pokój z widokiem na morze (1977)
  • Zezem (1976) – TV series
  • Jezioro Bodeńskie (1985)
  • Szczęśliwego Nowego Jorku (1997)
  • Haker (2002)
  • Lekarz drzew (2005)

Awards[edit]

Janusz Zaorski awards[1]
Festival
Year Nominated work Award Result Note
38th Berlin International Film Festival[2]
1988 Matka Królów (1982) FIPRESCI Prize - Honorable Mention Won
Matka Królów (1982) Silver Berlin Bear: Outstanding Single Achievement Won "For the mastery of visual language in the context of a tragic historic era."
Matka Królów (1982) Golden Berlin Bear Nominated
Locarno International Film Festival
1978 Pokój z widokiem na morze (1977) Silver Leopard Won
1986 Jezioro Bodeńskie (1985) Golden Leopard Won
Polish Film Festival
1975 Awans (1974) Special Jury Prize Won
1985 Baryton (1984) Silver Lion Won Tied with Jestem przeciw (1985) and Cztery pory roku (1985).
1987 Matka Królów (1982) Golden Lion Won
1997 Szczęśliwego Nowego Jorku (1997) Best Director Won

References[edit]

Inline
  1. ^ "Janusz Zaorski awards". IMDb. Retrieved 2007-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1988 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
General

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