Krystyna Zachwatowicz


Krystyna Zachwatowicz

Krystyna Zachwatowicz-Wajda (1930–), born Krystyna Zachwatowicz, is a Polish scenographer, costume designer and actress. She is a daughter of architect and restorer Jan Zachwatowicz and Maria Chodźko h. Kościesza and wife of film director Andrzej Wajda. Member of the Polish Film Academy [cite web
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] . She is a co-founder (with A. Wajda) of Centre of Japanese Art and Technology "Manggha" in Kraków.

Biography

Zachwatowicz was born on May 16 1930 in Warsaw, Poland. She graduated the History of Art faculty at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (1952) and Scenography faculty at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (1958)Cite encyclopedia
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pl icon] . In 1958 she made her own debut as a scenographer in Marin Držić's "Rzymska kurtyzana" at the stages of Teatr Zagłębia in Sosnowiec. In 1960 she moved to Sosnowiec, where she was associated with student's theatre near the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. There she designed a scenography to Witold Gombrowicz's "The Wedding" ( _pl. Ślub) directed by Jerzy Jarocki. Zachwatowicz was cooperated with Jarocki also in other spectacles, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz's "The Mother" (1964, 1972; _pl. Matka) and "The Shoemakers" (1971; _pl. Szewcy) in The Old Theatre, Kraków. In The Old Theatre she made scenography projects to several spectacles directed by Konrad Swinarski: Zygmunt Krasiński's "The Un-Divine Comedy" (1965; _pl. Nie-Boska Komedia), William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1970) and directed by Andrzej Wajda: Stanisław Wyspiański's "November Night" (1974; _pl. Noc listopadowa), Fyodor Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" (1984), William Shakespeare's "Hamlet IV" (1989).

From 1958 to 1970s Zachwatowicz was an actress of Kraków's Piwnica pod Baranami, where she created a legendary portrait of "the first naive" ( _pl. pierwsza naiwna)cite web
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] . She cooperated with theatres in Kraków: The Groteska Puppet, Mask and Actor Theatre and The Ludowy Theatre in Warsaw: Dramatyczny Theatre and Polish Theatre, and in Wrocław's Polish Theatre.

Awards

* 1994: Silver Medal "Cracoviae Marenti" for contribution in Kraków, for founding Manggha (with Andrzej Wajda and Karolina Lanckorońska).
* 1995: Golden Laurel of "Przekrój" "for the second Japan" (with Andrzej Wajda).
* 1999: Knight's Cross of The Order of Polonia Restituta.
* 2003: Polish Film Awards nominee (with Magdalena Biedrzycka) in category of Costume Design for "The Revenge" film.

cenographies

Filmography

cenography

* "K.I. Gałczyński" (1967), directed by Stanisław Kokesz
* "Nastazja" (1994), directed by Andrzej Wajda

Acting

Costume designing

* "The Wedding" (1972)
* "The Line of Shadow" (1976)
* "Z biegiem lat, z biegiem dni..." TV series (1980)
* "Love in Germany" (1983)
* "The Possessed" (1988)
* "The Revenge" (2002)

References

Persondata
NAME=Zachwatowicz-Wajda, Krystyna
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Zachwatowicz, Krystyna (birth name)
SHORT DESCRIPTION=scenographer, costume designer, actress
DATE OF BIRTH=May 16 1930
PLACE OF BIRTH=Warsaw, Poland
DATE OF DEATH=
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