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Paweł Pawlikowski

Paweł Pawlikowski (born 1957) is a Polish-born, Paris-based, BAFTA Award-winning filmmaker and academic. He garnered much acclaim for his BAFTA Award-winning Last Resort which he wrote and directed in 2000 and My Summer of Love, loosely based on Helen Cross' novel, which also won a BAFTA and a string of other awards at festivals around the world. At the age of 14, Pawlikowski left communist Poland to live in Germany and Italy, before settling in Britain. In the late 1980s and 1990s Pawlikowski was best known for his documentaries, whose blend of lyricism and irony won him many fans and awards around the world. Moscow Pietushki was a poetic journey into the world of the Russian cult writer Venedikt Erofeev, for which he won Emmy and RTS Awards, a Prix Italia and others. The multi-award winning Dostoevsky's Travels was a tragi-comic road movie with a St Petersburg tram driver and the only living descendant of Fyodor Dostoevsky, as he travels rough around Western Europe haunting high-minded humanists, aristocrats, monarchists and the Baden Baden casino – in his quest to raise money to buy a second hand Mercedes.

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