Q&A with EO Filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski and Co-Writer/Producer
NOTE: This screening is SOLD OUT.
A line will form at the box office 30 minutes before the show starts.
Jerzy Skolimowski is one of the most acclaimed directors of post-war European cinema. With over twenty films to his credit, Skolimowski’s work as a director includes Berlin Golden Bear winner THE DEPARTURE, Cannes Grand Prix winner THE SHOUT, political drama MOONLIGHTING and THE LIGHTSHIP, for which he won the Best Director award at the Venice Film Festival. He also received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival. He is also known as a writer for his work on INNOCENT SORCERER (1960) and KNIFE IN THE WATER (1962).
After a hiatus from directing, Skolimowski returned to Cannes in 2008 with the critically acclaimed thriller FOUR NIGHTS WITH ANNA, which opened the Directors’ Fortnight and also won the Grand Jury Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival. in 2010, Skolimowski’s ESSENTIAL KILLING won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival. In 2016, Skolimowski received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement from the Venice Film Festival.
As an actor, Skolimowski has appeared in WHITE NIGHTS, EASTERN PROMISES, BEFORE NIGHT FALLS and THE AVENGERS.
Skolimowski is an accomplished painter who has participated in the Venice Biennale and exhibited across Europe and the United States.
Ewa Piaskowska produced Jerzy Skolimowski’s last four films and co-wrote three.
She is co-owner of Skopia Film.
She graduated in Art History from the University of Warsaw and from the Film, Television, Video and New Media program at UCLA.
Opening Friday, November 18