Entertainment Famous Film Directors from Poland

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List of famous film directors from Poland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Poland has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Polish directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Poland and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

Everything from Jan Łomnicki to Dominik Matwiejczyk is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Polish directors?" and "Which directors are from Poland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Poland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Polish directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Grzegorz Dubowski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Grzegorz Dubowski Died at 62 (1934-1996)
Grzegorz Dubowski was a film director and screenwriter.

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Adam Guzinski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 48
Adam Guziński is a Polish film director and screenwriter. His film Chłopiec na galopującym koniu was screened out of competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

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Adam Holender is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Adam Holender age 81
Adam Holender is a cinematographer.

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Adolf Trotz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Adolf Trotz
Adolf Trotz was a German film director.

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Adrian Panek is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 43
Adrian Panek is a film director and screenwriter.

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Agnieszka Holland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 70
Agnieszka Holland is a Polish film and TV director as well as screenwriter. Best known for her political contributions to Polish cinema, Holland is one of Poland's most eminent filmmakers. She ...more

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Agnieszka Osiecka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Died at 61 (1936-1997)
Agnieszka Osiecka was a poet, writer, author of theatre and television screenplays, film director and journalist. She was a prominent Polish songwriter, having authored the lyrics to more than ...more

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Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 43
Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo, is a Polish-American filmmaker and writer.

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Aleksander Ford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Died at 72 (1908-1980)
Aleksander Ford was a Polish film director; and head of the Polish People's Army Film Crew in the Soviet Union during World War II. Ford became director of the nationalized Film Polski company ...more

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Aleksander Hertz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Aleksander Hertz Died at 49 (1879-1928)
Aleksander Hertz was a film director and film producer.

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Alexander Gruszynski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 68
Alexander Gruszynski is a cinematographer.

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Alexander Ramati is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Alexander Ramati Died at 85 (1921-2006)
Alexander Ramati was a Polish writer and film director.

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Alexandre Ryder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Died at 75 (1891-1966)
Alexandre Ryder was a Polish-born French film director best known for his crime drama films of the 1920s and 1930s. He directed some 20 films between 1920 and 1950. His 1940 film Après ...more

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Alicja Björk Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Alicja Björk Jaworski age 63
Alicja Björk Jaworski is an animator and film director.

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Ami Drozd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 65
Ami Drozd is a film director, screenwriter and film editor.

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Anatole Dauman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Died at 73 (1925-1998)
Anatole Dauman was a French film producer. He produced films by Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Bresson, Wim Wenders, Nagisa Oshima, Andrei Tarkovsky, Chris Marker, Volker Schlöndorff, Walerian ...more

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Carl Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Carl Hoffman Died at 62 (1885-1947)
Carl Hoffmann was a German cinematographer and film director.

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Andrzej Barański is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 77
Andrzej Barański is a Polish film director and screenwriter. He has directed more than 45 films since 1970. His 1992 film A Bachelor's Life Abroad was entered into the 18th Moscow International ...more

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Andrzej Bart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 67
Andrzej Bart is a Polish novelist, screenwriter and film director. He is called the Polish Thomas Pynchon because he prefers people talk about his books and films but leave him alone.

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Andrzej Bartkowiak is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 68
Andrzej Bartkowiak, A.S.C. is a Polish cinematographer and director. In the early 1980s, Bartkowiak was cinematographer on three films that received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture: ...more

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Andrzej Celinski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 57
Andrzej Celinski is a film director, film editor, screenwriter, film producer, and cinematographer.

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Andrzej Czekalski is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Andrzej Czekalski age 88
Andrzej Czekalski is a film director, screenwriter and actor.

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Andrzej Domalik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Andrzej Domalik age 69
Andrzej Domalik is a film director and screenwriter.

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Andrzej Fidyk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
Andrzej Fidyk age 65
Andrzej Fidyk is a Polish documentary filmmaker and producer. His best-known work is his 1989 documentary Defilada, which depicts the mass parades choreographed to celebrate the fortieth ...more

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Andrzej Jakimowski is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Poland
age 55
Andrzej Jakimowski is a Polish film director, writer and producer, best known for directing the films Squint Your Eyes and Tricks.