|Died||17 February 2016 (aged 75)|
(m. 1971; div. 1976)
|Partner||Sophie Marceau (1985–2001)|
|Relatives||Jerzy Żuławski (granduncle)|
Andrzej Żuławski (Polish: [ˈandʐɛj ʐuˈwafskʲi]; 22 November 1940 – 17 February 2016) was a Polish film director and writer. Żuławski often went against mainstream commercialism in his films, and enjoyed success mostly with European art-house audiences.
In the late 1950s, he studied cinema in France. His second feature, The Devil (1972), was banned in communist Poland, and Żuławski went to France. After the success of That Most Important Thing: Love in 1975, he returned to Poland where he spent two years making On the Silver Globe (not released until 1988). The work on this film was interrupted and destroyed by the authorities. After that, Żuławski moved to France where he became known for controversial and violent art-house films such as Possession (1981). Żuławski is also known for his work with actresses including Romy Schneider, Isabelle Adjani and Sophie Marceau.
His films have received awards at various international film festivals. Żuławski had also written several novels, for example: Il était Un Verger, Lity Bór (a.k.a. La Forêt Forteresse), W Oczach Tygrysa, and Ogród Miłości.
After returning to Poland he worked for two years on a film which the authorities did not allow him to finish (On the Silver Globe), based on a book by his great-uncle Jerzy Żuławski. Since then he lived and worked mostly in France, making art films.
Being described as a maverick who always defied mainstream commercialism, Żuławski enjoyed success mostly with the European art-house audiences. His wild, imaginative, and controversial pictures have received awards at various international film festivals. He also wrote the novels Il était Un Verger, Lity Bór (a.k.a. La Forêt Forteresse), W Oczach Tygrysa, and Ogród Miłości.
He was in a relationship with the French actress Sophie Marceau for sixteen years, with whom he made four films over a 15-year period (L'Amour braque, My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days, La Note bleue, Fidelity). They had a son Vincent together. They broke up in 2001.
2007-2008 Żuławski had been dating Weronika Rosati. In 2010 Żuławski released a book titled "Nocnik", which included a character allegedly based on Rosati named Esther. Rosati sued Żuławski and the book's publisher for violating her right to privacy and dignity as a woman as the book included intimate details about her. Żuławski lost the case in 2015.
|1971||The Third Part of the Night||Yes||Yes|
|1975||That Most Important Thing: Love||Yes||Yes|
|1984||The Public Woman||Yes||Yes||Nominated—César Award for Best Adaptation|
|1987||Malady of Love||No||Story|
|1988||On the Silver Globe||Yes||Yes|
|1989||My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days||Yes||Yes|
|1991||The Blue Note||Yes||Yes|
Short films and television
|1958||La sorcière||Yes||Yes||Short film|
|1969||The Song of Triumphant Love||Yes||Yes||TV movie|
|1972||Theatre Macabre||Yes||No||TV series; 2 episodes|
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