Special guest ______________

Jerzy Skolimowski

(born 1938), director, screenwriter, dramatist and actor. A graduate of the prestigious National Film School in Łódź, Skolimowski has directed more than twenty films including Identification Marks: None (Rysopis), Walkover (Walkower) , Barrier (Bariera) and Ręce do góry (Hands Up!, completed 1967, released 1981). He lived in Los Angeles where he painted in a figurative, expressionist mode and acted occasionally in films.

In 2008 he returned to film making as a writer and director after a 17 years of silence with Four Nights With Anna (Cztery noce z Anną). The award-winning Essential Killing is his latest, and – as he admits himself – the best film he has ever made.