August 13, 2022

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Janusz Morozovsky is dead.  He was an award-winning director and screenwriter

Janusz Morozovsky is dead. He was an award-winning director and screenwriter

Janusz Morozovsky was born in Warsaw in 1948. However, he connected his future with Paris, where he lived and worked permanently. He made his debut in 1978 with the short film “Rzecz”. In the same year, he also founded the studio Filmogene.

The first full-length feature film of the Polish-French director was “Lucy’s Reward”, for which the artist received the prestigious M-Net All Africa Film Awards in Pretoria.

In the following years, he focused on documentation. It was these forms that brought him recognition. The most common include: Bad Boys. Sila 425the only Polish language film shown at Cannes 2009, “Bad Girls. Cell 77” (2010), “Bad Boy – cell for the serious” (2012). All these films won awards at world film festivals.

The 2013 film “Bad Boy – Cell for the Dangerous” won the Maysles Brothers Award for Best Documentary #13 at the Belfast Film Festival, and in 2012 was nominated for the main award, the 25th IDFA.

The last film in the director’s career was “Witaj w kryminale, Pope Franciszek”, which premiered in 2017.

Janusz Morozovsky died on July 2, surrounded by children and friends. He spent the last years of his life in Burgundy. He was 74 years old. To date, the cause of death of the director is unknown.

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