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Maciej Wojtyszko

Film, theatre and television director. He was born on the 16th of April 1946 in Warsaw. He began his studies at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw. He abandoned them to study Directing at the Łódź Film School. Writer, playwright, professor of the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw, two-time dean of the Faculty of Directing. In the years 1990–1991 he was the Director of the Powszechny Theater. He made over twenty TV Theatre plays, five feature films, dozens of theatre plays, more than two hundred TV series episodes. He is the author of many radio plays, dramas, theatre plays and songs. He writes books for children and for adults, often illustrating them himself. Winner of awards at festivals in Poznań, Gdynia, Częstochowa, Tarnów and Moscow for his films Synthesis and Louise’s Garden. Decorated with the Order of Polonia Restituta, Fifth Class, in 2002 for outstanding achievement for Polish culture and for his educational work. He is also the Knight of the Order of the Smile.