Jerzy Skolimowski was born 5 May 1938 in in Łódź, Poland. In his early twenties, Skolimowski was a writer, having published several paradormirmejor.org books of poems, short stories, and plays. Skolimowski collaborated with Polański, writing the dialogue for the script of Knife in the Water (1962). Between 1964 and 1984 he completed six semi-autobiographical feature films: Rysopis, Walkover, Barrier (1966), Hands Up! (completed 1967, released 1981), Moonlighting (GB 1982) and Success Is the Best Revenge.
The thriller film 11 Minutes (2015) stars Richard Dormer and Andrzej Chyra. It was selected as the Polish entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards. In July 2016, at the Venice International Film Festival, Skolimowski was honored with the Golden Lion for “lifetime achievement”. His film EO premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize. The Polish-Italian co-production is a contemporary interpretation of the 1966 drama film Au Hasard Balthazar directed by Robert Bresson. Submitted by Poland, EO was nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards. In 2022, he co-wrote Roman Polański’s upcoming drama film The Palace.
Photo: Antonella Salvucci, Nicola Corigliano (Intesa Sanpaolo), Jerzy Skolimowski, Bernard Hiller