Jerzy Skolimowski

​1964 Rysopis/ Identification Marks: None
1967 Le Depart/ The Departure
1970 Deep End
1978 The Shout
1985 The Lightship 
1991 Ferdydurke/ 30 Door Key
2008 Cztery noce z anna/ Four Nights with Anna
2010 Essential Killing
2015 11 Minut/ 11 Minutes

His last film, Essential Killing, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Venice FF, Best Film in Mar del Plata (Argentina), as well as several Polish Academy Awards. With over 20 films to his name, his work includes the Berlin Golden Bear winner The Departure, Cannes Grand Prize winner The Shout, Cannes Best Screenplay winner and political drama Moonlighting, Venice FF Best Director and Best Actor (Robert Duvall) winner The Lightship, and the 2008 thriller Four Nights with Anna, which opened the Directors’ Fortnight and won the Grand Jury Prize in Tokyo. He was a writer on Roman Polanski’s 1962 Knife in the Water. He is an accomplished painter who has participated in the Venice Biennale and exhibited across Europe and the USA. In 2000, the Thessaloniki IFF presented a big retrospective to his work.

Special Screenings

11 Minutes / Jerzy Skolimowski

A jealous husband out of control, his sexy actress wife, a sleazy Hollywood director, a disoriented young woman, an ex-con hot dog vendor, a troubled student on a mysterious mission, a high-rise window cleaner on an illicit break, an elderly sketch artist, a hectic paramedics team and a group of hungry nuns. A cross-section of contemporary urbanites whose lives and loves intertwine. They live in an unsure world where anything could happen at any time. An unexpected chain of events can seal many fates in a mere 11 minutes.

Director:Jerzy Skolimowski
Script:Jerzy Skolimowski
Cinematography:Mikołaj Łebkowski
Editing:Agnieszka Glińska
Sound:Radoslaw Ochnio
Music:Paweł Mykietyn
With:Richard Dormer, Paulina Chapko, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Dawid Ogrodnik, Andrzej Chyra
World Sales:HanWay Films, UK T. +44 0 207 290 0750
Producer:Ewa Piaskowska, Jerzy Skolimowski
Production:Skopia Film (Poland) & Element Pictures (Ireland)
Production Country:Poland-Ireland
Co-production:Hbo, Orange S.A. (France), Tvp S.A., Fundacja Tumult (Poland)
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Friday, November 13, 2015 - 22:30 | ID:717
OLYMPION:Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 15:45 | ID:914