Funeral held of Polish film-maker Żuławski
PR dla Zagranicy
The ashes of acclaimed director Andrzej Żuławski were interred on Monday at Góra Kalwaria near Warsaw, following the film-maker's death on 17 February.
The funeral of Polish director Andrzej Żuławski. Mourners included son Xawery (3R) and former partner Sophie Marceau (C). Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański
Żuławski, who was regarded as one of the most single-minded film-makers of his generation, won cult status for films such as 'Possession' (1981), while his final movie 'Cosmos' - made after a 15-year hiatus - won the Best Director Award at last year's Locarno Film Festival.
He died aged 75 following a battle with cancer.
Although held at a Roman Catholic cemetery where the director's maternal grandmother had been been laid to rest, Monday's ceremony was secular in character.
Mourners included Xawery Żuławski, the director's son by his late wife Małgorzata Braunek. The 44-year-old is himself a noted director.
French actress Sophie Marceau, the director's partner between 1985 and 2001, was also present with her son by the director, Vincent Żuławski.
Figures from the Polish film world included seasoned actors Daniel Olbrychski and Andrzej Seweryn.
A retrospective of recently restored Żuławski films end on 24 February at New York's Lincoln Center, in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York. (nh/pk)