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Polish film director Wajda dies aged 90

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 00:52

Oscar-winning Polish film director Andrzej Wajda has died aged 90. Francis Maguire reports.

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One of Poland's most famous film directors has died at the age of 90. Andrzej Wajda passed away on Sunday night, with a host of fans, film-makers and political leaders paying tribute to a man who focused on Poland's culture and history. His best known films included 1957's 'Canal' and 'The Promised Land', which he made in 1975. It told the story of a Pole, German and a Jew trying to build a factory in 19th century Poland. His 1977 film 'Man of Marble' was censored by Communist officials angered by its portrayal of political corruption in the 1950s Stalinist era. Wajda won an Academy Honorary Award in 2000 in recognition of his five decades of work. His films also won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

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Polish film director Wajda dies aged 90

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 00:52