BIOGRAPHY

RAFAEL LEWANDOWSKI

A director, screenwriter and producer born in France to a Polish-French family. A graduate of the Directing Department of the famous French film school La Femis.

 

Rafael Lewandowski has made more than 10 documentaries and many films for television networks, cultural institutions as well as commercials and corporates.


His feature debut, The Mole (Kret) starring B. Szyc, M. Dziędziel, and W. Pszoniak was much appreciated and won prizes at international film festivals.

Since 1995, Rafael Lewandowski has been a regular speaker at the film workshops, an expert of film funding institutions, and a president or member of the jury of numerous festivals. 

 

In 2011, he received the Polityka weeklyʼs Passport ("Paszport Polityki"), and in 2015 he was awarded the Knight of the Order Arts and Letters by the French Government.

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FILMOGRAPHY

DOCUMENTARIES

  • The Algerian War (4 x 52' / INA & ARTE FRANCE / in development)

  • Herbert, A Barbarian in the Garden (90'/ Donten&Lacroix, Lutetia / in post-production)

  • Out of Limelight (86' / Vertigo & Zygmunt Zaleski Stichting / 2017)

  • Minkowski | Saga (85' & 58' / Vertigo & Fido Film / 2013)

  • Bye, Bye Dublin! (45‘ / Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop, TVP 2 / 2010)

  • The Art of Silence (55‘ / Eureka Media, TVP Kultura / 2008)

  • Children of Solidarność (74’ & 52’ / digital beta / Kuiv Productions & Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop / 2006) 

  • Don Giovanni; Behind the Scene (75’ / digital beta / Canal + Polska / 2003)

  • Hearings (90’ / digital beta / Yenta Production, La fémis & Cités Télévision / 2000)

  • A Shadowed Gaze (52’ / S.16mm / Porte Rouge, Images Plus & Rougemarine / 1999)

  • Cela [tsèla] (52’ / 35 mm / La fémis & Fidélité Productions / 1996)

  • Shirley (20’ / beta SP / La fémis / 1993)

  • Ainsi font, font, font... (6’ / beta SP / La fémis / 1992)

 

FICTIONS

  • Comrades (90' / Blik Production, Donten&Lacroix / in progress)

  • The Mole (108' / Metro Films / 2010)

  • A Ranch in Nevada (11’ / 35 mm / La fémis / 1994)

  • Motor! (9’ / 35mm / La fémis / 1994)

  • Short Goodbyes (7’ / 16mm / La fémis / 1992)

  • A Late Summer’s Day (14’ / 16mm / Auto-produit / 1991)

 

 

FILMS FOR TELEVISION

  • Cameras and Justice (52’ / Phares et Balises for Histoire / 2007)

  • Welcome to Joanna (26’ / Riff International Production for ARTE - « Visages d’Europe » / 2006)

  • Welcome to Sebastian (26’ / Riff International Production for ARTE - « Visages d’Europe » / 2006)

  • Coen Brothers on the Set (9’ / Victoires International for Canal + / 2006)

  • On the Other Side of the Canvas (36’ / Canal + Poland / 2004)

  • Mohamed Zran, Tunisian Film Maker (52’ / Sangho Films for TV5 / 2003)

  • Cine Portraits (3 x 3’30 / “Après la sortie”, La Cinquième / 2002)

  • Hitchcock and the Fine Arts (10’ / “Absolument cinéma”, La Cinquième / 2001)

  • From the Short Film to the Feature Film (10’ / “Absolument cinéma”, La Cinquième / 2001)

  • Youssef Chahine on the Set (9’ / “Absolument cinéma”, La Cinquième / 2000)

  • Chinese Movies; a New Era (11’ / “Absolument cinéma”, La 5 / 2000)

  • Cinerap (6’ / Magazine “Absolument cinéma”, La Cinquième / 2000)

  • Portrait of Sonia Rykiel (26’ / MCM Paris for Paris Première / 1999)

  • The Volker Schloendörf’s Cinema Leson (C.N.C. / 1994)

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