Newswire: R.I.P. Andrzej Zulawski, cult Polish director of Possession and On The Silver Globe

Andrzej Zulawski, the Polish director known for his provocative arthouse films exploring the extremes of human emotion and behavior, has died. His death was confirmed by the Polish Film Institute, and comes one day after his son posted an update on Facebook saying Zulawski was in the final stages of a long battle with cancer. He was 75.

Born into a literary family, after studying film in France in the ’50s Zulawski began his career in his native Poland. He worked as an assistant to Ashes And Diamonds director Andrzej Wajda before striking out on his own with a duo of films, 1971’s The Third Part Of The Night, and 1972’s The Devil. After the latter film was banned in Poland, Zulawski moved to France, where he directed The Most Important Thing: Love (1975) with Romy Schneider. He would spend much of the remainder of his life in …

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