Born in 1947 in Radomysl Wielkopolski. He graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the Lodz Film School. Director and a screenwriter. He wrote several adaptation of foreign classical...展开literature for the screen and the stage. He was a faculty member at the Silesian University in Katowice and a co-founder of the Karol Irzykowski Film Studio. He also directed several documentaries. He won numerous awards such as: The Chief of Cinematography Award (1986), the Grand Prix at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival (1987), the Second Prize at the "Young Polish Cinema" Gdansk Film Review (1988).
He studied psychology at the University of Cracow (1975) and direction at PWSFTViT in Lodz (1979). He works at the Silesian University in Katowice, and also directs for the stage and adapts world classics. He won major prizes for his documentaries, The Case of Herman Stoker (Przypadek Hermana Palacza, 1986) and Breaking the Silence (Przelamujac cisze, 2002). He made the feature films The Taste of Water (Smak wody, 1980) and Christmas Eve '81 (Wigilija 81,1982), and for Kornblumenblau (1988), an incredible story of concentration camp survival, he won the Andrzej Munk Prize, the prize for direction in Gdynia, and Best Debut in Koszalin. He has since directed the films Cynga (1991), and House Chronicles (Kroniki domowe, 1997), and the successful TV series Moves (Przeprowadzki, 2000-2001) and Clinic of the Lonely Hearts (Klinika samotnych serc, 2005).
1980 The Taste of Water (Smak wody);
1982 Christmas Eve'81 (Wigilia'81);
1988 Kornblumenblau, Director's Award at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia '05;
1997 House Chronicles (Kroniki domowe);
2001 Moves (Przeprowadzki), TV series;
2005 The Clinic of The Lonely Hearts (Klinika samotnych serc) - TV series;
2005 The Cross-Way Cafe (Rozdrowe Cafe), Director's Award at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia '05.