For its 2011 edition, Paris Cinema IFF is proud to welcome one of the greatest Polish filmmakers of his time. Son of a great Resistance figure during the war, Jerzy Skolimowski actively takes part in the revival of cinema in Eastern Europe in the 60s: he co-writes Wajda’s Niewinni Czarodzieje (Innocents charmeurs) in 1960 and Polanski’s Nóz W Wodzie in 1962. He graduates in 1962 at the School of Lodz in the directing section after studying ethnography; he also publishes poems and writes a theater play. He directs his first feature-length film, Rysopis (Signe Particulier: Néant) which is in fact his senior film project. Considered as a charismatic character of the young Polish cinematographic generation, he goes on his career in the libertarian spectrum of the 60s.
Presented for the first time in France, this complete retrospective will be held, with the director in attendance throughout the entire festival at the Nouveau Latina.
A masterclass will also be offered on a free basis at the Nouveau Latina.