Jerzy Hoffman

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Jerzy Hoffman
Hoffman in 2016
Born (1932-03-15) 15 March 1932 (age 91)
Kraków, Poland
Occupations
Years active1954–2011
ChildrenJoanna Hoffman

Jerzy Julian Hoffman[1] (pronounced [ˈjɛʐɨ ˈxɔfman]; born 15 March 1932) is a Polish director, screenwriter, and producer. He received the Polish Academy Life Achievement Award in February 2006.

Hoffman is best known for his works in The Deluge (1974) and With Fire and Sword (1999), the former of which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. His other notable credits were in Three Steps on Earth (1965) and Colonel Wolodyjowski (1969).

Early life, family and education[edit]

Hoffman was born to Jewish parents, Zygmunt Hoffman and Maria Schmelkes.

Career[edit]

His 1965 film Three Steps on Earth was entered into the 4th Moscow International Film Festival where it won a Silver Prize.[2] His 1969 film Colonel Wolodyjowski was entered into the 6th Moscow International Film Festival.[3] In 1973 he was a member of the jury at the 8th Moscow International Film Festival.[4] In 1981 he was a member of the jury at the 12th Moscow International Film Festival.[5] In 1985 he was a member of the jury at the 14th Moscow International Film Festival.[6]

Hoffman directed Battle of Warsaw 1920 in 2011, the first Polish 3D feature film, stating “The fact that Poles made a film in 3D is not a miracle”.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Hoffman is the father of early Macintosh development team member Joanna Hoffman.[8]

Selected filmography[edit]

Jerzy Hoffman's star in Łódź

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zodiak - Jerzy Hoffman Film Production". zodiakfilm.pl. Retrieved 2022-03-16.
  2. ^ "4th Moscow International Film Festival (1965)". moscowfilmfestival.ru. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
  3. ^ "6th Moscow International Film Festival (1969)". moscowfilmfestival.ru. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2012-12-17.
  4. ^ "8th Moscow International Film Festival (1973)". moscowfilmfestival.ru. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2012-12-25.
  5. ^ "12th Moscow International Film Festival (1981)". moscowfilmfestival.ru. Archived from the original on 2013-04-21. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  6. ^ "14th Moscow International Film Festival (1985)". moscowfilmfestival.ru. Archived from the original on 2013-03-16. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
  7. ^ "Battle of Warsaw 1920 3D". 3dtvs.org.uk. 2011-09-26. Archived from the original on 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
  8. ^ Schulmiller, Eric (January 22, 2014). "Apple's Jewish History — 30 Years After Iconic Super Bowl Ad". forward.com; The Jewish Daily Forward. Retrieved October 18, 2023.
  9. ^ "The 47th Academy Awards (1975) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-12-10.

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