Lifetime Achievement Award: Andrzej Zulawski

For his singular vision, passion and bravery, Fantasia is bestowing our 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award on the great Polish master Andrzej Zulawski. A gifted and enormously unconventional talent, Zulawski has created some of the most breathtakingly unique films you will ever see. Feverishly cinematic and often controversial works (the filmmaker left Poland for years when his second feature, DIABEL, was banned outright by authorities), Zulawski’s filmography explodes with dizzyingly evocative imagery, primal, animalistic performances and raw sexuality and emotion. His work pulverizes societal norms with surrealism, grotesquerie and, above all else, honesty, buzzing ferociously with poetry and an eccentric sense of humour. He has remained pure throughout his career, never compromising for the sake of mainstream appeal. We invite you to join us in celebrating the astonishing work of Andrzej Zulawski, one-of-a-kind genius of cinema. We will be presenting him with his award before our special screening of SZAMANKA.

2000 La fidélité
1996 Szamanka
1991 La note bleue
1989 Boris Godounov
1989 My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days
1988 On the Silver Globe
1985 L'amour braque
1984 La femme publique
1981 Possession
1975 L'important c'est d'aimer
1972 Diabel
1971 The Third Part of the Night

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