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(TV Short documentary) (as Paul Pawlikowski)
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on his career] When I watch my early documentaries, they're very eclectic. They don't follow any particular [pattern]. I would have gotten thrown out of film school because I didn't [follow any pattern]. I was just putting them together somehow as the spirit moved me, following my nose, thinking I was brilliant. Now, I look at them and they're just so uneven. I like them all because they're ...
His mother was Catholic and worked as an English teacher at the University of Warsaw. His father worked as a doctor and was a Polish-Jewish atheist and patriot who taught him respect for Polish history. Soon after the parents split up, his father was forced to leave his beloved Poland due to antisemitic cleansing of 1968. At first, he went to Austria, and then moved to Germany where he would ...