Krzysztof Zanussi

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Birth Name: Krzysztof Zanussi
Born: 06/17/1939
Birth Place: Poland

Zanussi's first feature film, "The Structure of Crystals" (1969), set like many of his works in the scientific community, concerns the divergent paths taken by two school friends pursuing their scientific careers. It received the best picture award from Polish film critics that year. "Family Life" (1971) is a meditative study of a young technocrat whose return to his family roots precipitates an emotional and intellectual crisis, while "Behind The Wall" (also 1971) further analyzes the conflict between professional duty and personal emotion, a major theme in all of the director's work. These issues may be most directly addressed in his acclaimed 1973 effort, "Illumination", a compelling, alm... Continue Bio >>

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