Andrzej Wajda, Legendary Polish Director, Dies At 90

IB Times: Media and Culture

Legendary Polish director Andrzej Wajda, the power behind the country’s foreign-language Oscar submission this year, has died at the age of 90, his colleague, film director Jacek Bromski said. Wajda was born in the north-eastern Polish town of Suwalki in 1926 to an army officer. His father was one of the 22,500 Polish officers killed by Soviets in 1940 in the Katyn forest after the Nazis and the Soviet Union overran the country.

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