Logo Polskiego Radia

Celebrated film director Krzysztof Krauze dies

PR dla Zagranicy
John Beauchamp 24.12.2014 14:07
Krzysztof Krauze, one of Poland’s best known film director, died on Christmas Eve.


Krauze’s death at the age of 61 of prostate cancer was announced by TVP Info, a news channel.

His most famous works included „Dług” („The Debt”), a 1999 film of two law-abiding businesspeople harassed by a gangster who eventually decide to kill their tormentor.

His more recent works included “Plac Zbawiciela” (“The Saviour Square”) of 2005, a brutal portrayal of Warsaw in the post-Communist era.

While these films were seen as manifetoes of social realism, Krauze also focused on offbeat characters, making bios of Nikifor, an illiterate painter who rose from a beggar to a star of the art world late in life (“Moj Nikifor” of 2004) and Papusza, a female poet in Romanyi who celebrated the disappearing culture of Polish gypsies (“Papusza”, 2007). (an)

Copyright © Polskie Radio S.A About Us Contact Us