"Form is much more important than content," the director often said. Indeed each story wrote by Leszczynski was directed with incomparable care. The title that put the ...展开director's name on the map of Polish film history was Matthew's Days (1967), an intimate tale adapted from the prose by Norwegian writer Tarjei Vesaas. The feature received several awards, notably the Grand Prix at the Cannes International Youth Film Festival, Grand Prix at Valladolid and Best Film at Colombo.
Born in 1933, Leszczynski graduated from the Lódz Film School. After Matthew's Days he wrote and directed Personal Search (1972) and Recollections (1977). In 1981, he directed Konopielka, a film based on the book by Edward Redlinski, with an unforgettable role for Krzysztof Majchrzak. The film picked up awards at the 1984 Gdynia Polish Film Festival.
Two years later Leszczynski was awarded the Grand Prix at Gdynia for his new piece, Siekierezada, which also won the FIPRESCI and INTERFILM prizes at the 1987 Berlinale. In 1993, Leszczynski directed Kolos followed a year later by Requiem, a film similar in style to Matthew's Days.