Polish film director Andrzej Wajda has died at 90

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He was awarded an Oscar for lifetime achievement in 2000. It also was awarded many other prizes and the prize for the Solidarity union. The filmmaker donated the prestigious award to a Kraków museum, where it remains on display next to his other prizes, including the lifetime achievement Oscar. He was known especially for a trilogy of war films such as A Generation (1954), Kanał (1956) and Ashes and Diamonds (1958). Man of Iron won the Palme d’Or  at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival. The Promised Land won the Golden Prize at the 9th Moscow International Film Festival in 1975. Four of Wajda’s works (The Promised Land, The Maids of Wilko, Man of Iron, and Katyń ) have been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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