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Andrzej Wajda - biography

WAJDA, Andrzej - Polish film and theatrical director; born March 6th 1926 in Suwalki; son of Jakub Wajda and Aniela Wajda;

Ed. Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow; National Film nad Theatre School, Lodz;

Film Director since 1954.

Theatre Director (e.g. in Teatr Stary, Cracow, 1962-98).

Director of Teatr Powszechny in Warsaw, 1989-90.

Honorary member of the Union of Polish Artist and Designers (ZPAP), since 1977.

President of the Polish Film Association, 1978-83

Member of Lech Walesa's "Solidarity" Advisory Council, 1981-89.

Senator of the Republic of Poland, 1989-91.

Member of the Presidential Council for Culture, 1992-94.

Founder of: Center of Japanese Art and Technology, Cracow, 1994.

Member of the French AcadÚmie des Beaux Arts (following the death of member Federico Fellini) - since 1997.

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Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta;
Order of Kirill and Methodus (first class), Bulgaria, 1978;
Oficier, Legion d'Honneu, 1982;
Order of Rising Sun, Japan, 1995;
Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 2001;
National Order of the Legion of Honor of the Republic of France, 2001;
Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, 2005;
Intermediate Cross with Star Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, 2006.

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