Jerzy Skolimowski

Jerzy Skolimowski

With over twenty films to his name, Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski’s work includes the Berlin Golden Bear winner THE DEPARTURE, Cannes Grand Prix winner The Shout , the political drama Moonlighting , and The Lightship , for which he won Best Director at the Venice Film Festival.

Skolimowski also collaborated with Roman Polanski on the screenplay for Knife in the Water . As an actor, he has appeared in Eastern Promises and Before Night Falls.

Skolimowski returned to Cannes as director in 2008 with the critically lauded thriller Four Nights With Anna , which opened the Director’s Fortnight and also won the Grand Prix de Jury at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

His last film, ESSENTIAL KILLING won Grand Prix de Jury at the Venice International Film Festival in 2010, Best Film in Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Best Film and Best Director at Gdynia Film Festival as well as several Polish Film Academy Awards (Golden Eagles).

Skolimowski is an accomplished painter who has taken part in the Venice Biennale and exhibited across Europe and the US.