From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Andrzej Żuławski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈandʐɛj ʐuˈwafskʲi]; born 22 November 1940) is a Polish film director. He was born in Lwów, Poland (now Lviv, Ukraine).
Żuławski has often gone against mainstream commercialism in his films,
and has 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 Poland, and Zulawski went to France. After the success of That Most Important Thing: Love in 1975, he returned to Poland where he spent two years in making The Silver Globe
(1988). The work on this film was interrupted by the Polish
authorities. After that, Zulawski moved to France where became known for
controversial and violent art-house films. Zulawski is also known for
his work with certain specific actresses including Romy Schneider, Isabelle Adjani and Sophie Marceau. His films have received 16 awards at various international film festivals. Żuławski has also written three novels: Il était Un Verger, Lity Bór (a.k.a. La Forêt Forteresse), V Oczach Tygrysa, and Ogród Milosci. Description above from the Wikipedia article Andrzej Zulawski, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.