Legendary Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski is set to receive the 2022 Cameraimage International Film Festival’s Marshal of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region Film Award.
Skolimovsky will receive the award on November 15 at a special Cameramage screening of his latest film EO, Poland’s official entry into the Best International Feature category at the 95th Academy Awards. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening.
A graduate of the prestigious National Film School in Łódź, Skolimowski has worked in a variety of creative fields during his long career, including acting, poetry and painting. But in filmmaking, Skolimovsky found great success in writing and directing.
The 84-year-old had his big break as a screenwriter in films like Andrzej Vajda Innocent magicians and Roman Polanski Knife in water Before becoming a director himself. In a career spanning seven decades, Skolimovski became a well-respected regular on the European festival circuit.
In 1967, Skolimowski was awarded the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear Award for his film. Le exits. At the Cannes Film Festival, he has twice won the Special Jury Award (cry out In 1978 and EO in 2022) along with the Best Screenplay Award (Moonlighting in 1982). The filmmaker has been honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Venice Film Festival (2016) and Cameraimage (2010).
The 30th Cameraimage International Film Festival will take place from November 12 to 19 in the Polish city of Torun.