Agnieszka Holland was born 28 of November 1948 in Warsaw. She went to Czechoslovakia to study film directing at FAMU in Prague. She began her film career working in Poland with Krzysztof Zanussi as assistant director, and Andrzej Wajda as her mentor. She wrote several scripts with Wajda before directing her own films, which were soon winning international acclaim and awards at festivals – in Cannes (FIPRESCI Prize for Provincial Actors in1978), Berlin (nomination for “Golden Bear” for Fever in 1981), Montreal (nomination for the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury for Angry Harvest in 1985), Venice (nomination for “Golden Lion” for Julie Walking Home in 2002). Angry Harvest received a nomination for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Film category in 1986 and Copying Beethoven was nominated for the Golden Seashell award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in 2006. Holland also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Writing (screenplay based on material previously produced or published) for Europa Europa. In Darkness was once again nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Film category and received 3 awards (from a total of 10 nominations) at the Polish Film Awards in 2012.
FILMOGRAPHY1977 Screen tests (Zdjecia próbne)