Prize-winning Polish-US playwright Janusz Glowacki dies
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Renowned Polish-U.S. playwright and screenwriter Janusz Glowacki, who won top prizes for his bitter, ironic analysis of the difficult lives of immigrants, died Saturday at 78.
His wife, actress Olena Leonenko-Glowacka, announced his death but its cause was not immediately revealed.
Hundreds mourn top filmmaker Andrzej Wajda in Poland
KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of people including politicians, actors and family packed into a church Wednesday to mourn Poland's leading filmmaker Andrzej Wajda, an honorary Oscar winner.
A metal urn with Wajda's ashes, surrounded by white flowers, and his black-and-white portrait were placed by the altar at the 13th century Holy Trinity church of the Dominican friars in Krakow, southern Poland.
Hundreds in Warsaw bid farewell to filmmaker Andrzej Wajda
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of Warsaw residents and public figures packed a church Tuesday for a mourning Mass to bid farewell to renowned filmmaker Andrzej Wajda.
Wajda, who received an honorary lifetime achievement Oscar in 2000, died in a hospital Oct. 9 at the age of 90, just months after finishing "Afterimage," a movie that will compete for a foreign language Academy Award.
The film is a biopic about avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski fighting totalitarian Stalinist ideology.
Leading Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda dies at 90
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's leading filmmaker Andrzej Wajda, whose career maneuvering between a repressive communist government and an audience yearning for freedom won him international recognition and an honorary Oscar, has died. He was 90.
Wajda had recently been hospitalized and died Sunday night, said film director Jacek Bromski, head of the Association of Polish Filmmakers, on the private television station TVN24. The filmmakers association confirmed his death on its website.