Jerzy Skolimowski

Jerzy Skolimowski, 2010

Polish film director, screenwriter, dramatist and actor.

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Jane Asher

English actress, author and entrepreneur.

Asher in 2008
Asher as Juliet when the Bristol Old Vic made a US tour in 1967

Asher appeared in Roger Corman's The Masque of the Red Death (1964) with Vincent Price, in Alfie opposite Michael Caine in 1966, and in Jerzy Skolimowski's Deep End (1970) with John Moulder Brown.

Łódź Film School

The Leon Schiller National Film School (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna im.

Łódź Film School (Oskar Kon Palace)
Łódź Film School (Oskar Kon Palace)

Jerzy Skolimowski, Golden Bear winner

Miloš Forman

Czech and American film director, screenwriter, actor, and professor who rose to fame in his native Czechoslovakia before emigrating to the United States in 1968.

Forman in 2009
Forman gave his 18-year-old sister-in-law Hana Brejchová her first film role in Loves of a Blonde, which earned her third place in the Best Actress category at the Venice Film Festival.

After attending grammar school in Náchod, he went to a boarding school in Poděbrady following the end of the war; among his classmates were Václav Havel and Jerzy Skolimowski.

Deep End (film)

French film poster

Deep End is a 1970 British–West German drama film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and starring Jane Asher and John Moulder Brown.

Andrzej Wajda

Polish film and theatre director.

Wajda in 1963
Andrzej Wajda (center), c. 1970
Wajda during filming in 1974
During the filming of Katyń in 2007
Wajda pictured with his wife, Krystyna Zachwatowicz, in 2010
Andrzej Wajda during the Order of the White Eagle Award Ceremony in 2011

Lotna (1959) is full of surrealistic and symbolic scenes and shots, but he managed to explore other styles, making new wave style Innocent Sorcerers (1960) with music by Krzysztof Komeda, starring Roman Polanski and Jerzy Skolimowski (who was also a co-script writer) in the episodes.

Ivan Passer

Czech film director and screenwriter, best known for his involvement in the Czechoslovak New Wave and for directing American films such as Born to Win (1971), Cutter's Way (1981) and Stalin (1992).

Ivan Passer at 43rd KVIFF

Passer attended King George boarding school in Poděbrady with future filmmakers Miloš Forman, Jerzy Skolimowski and Paul Fierlinger and statesman Václav Havel.

Roman Polanski

Polish and French film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor.

Polanski in 2011
Polanski's star on the Łódź walk of fame
Polanski in 1969
Roman Polanski in Milan, Italy, 1984
Polanski with wife Emmanuelle Seigner at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.
Polanski at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival for The Pianist
Polanski and Spanish writer Diego Moldes, Madrid 2005
Polanski and Emmanuelle Seigner at the César Awards in 2011
Roman Polanski, Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric promoting Venus in Fur at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013
Polanski promoting Based on a True Story at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival
Mugshot of Polanski following his 1977 arrest
Polanski in 2007

Scripted by Jerzy Skolimowski, Jakub Goldberg, and Polanski, Knife in the Water is about a wealthy, unhappily married couple who decide to take a mysterious hitchhiker with them on a weekend boating excursion.

Jean-Pierre Léaud

French actor, best known for playing Antoine Doinel in François Truffaut's series of films about that character, beginning with The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups, 1959).

Jean-Pierre Léaud at the 2000 César Awards
Léaud at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Bernardo Bertolucci, Catherine Breillat, Jerzy Skolimowski, Agnes Varda, Jacques Rivette, etc. He is a significant figure of the French New Wave.

The Departure (1967 film)

The Departure (Le Départ) is a 1967 Belgian comedy film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski.

Vincent Gallo

American actor and director.

Gallo in 2004
Gallo performing in 2005

He did not attend the ceremony to accept his award in person, leaving the duty to the film's director Jerzy Skolimowski, who tried to get the actor to reveal himself, leading the audience in a chant of his name.