Polish director Andrzej Kondratiuk dies
PR dla Zagranicy
Andrzej Kondratiuk, the filmmaker behind a string of cult classics, has died aged 79.
A film director, screenwriter and cinematographer, Kondratiuk is one of the most celebrated representatives of arthouse films in Poland.
The director behind timeless comedies, Dziewczyny do Wzięcia (Marriageable Girls), Wniebowzięci (Heaven-bound) and Big Bang, Kondratiuk was known for his individual style, low-budget features and amateur actors in his casts.
His acclaimed send-up comedy Hydrozagadka (The Hydro-Puzzle), depicting the adventures of a communist-era superhero, bred an array of cult one-liners remembered by generations of Polish audiences.
“He was an ultimately independent man, which is rare in the film industry” author Ernest Bryll, member of the Polish Film Institute has said. (aba)