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Antoni Krauze
Antoni Krauze (2014).JPG
Born (1940-01-04)4 January 1940
Warsaw, Poland
Died 14 February 2018(2018-02-14) (aged 78)
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation film director, screenwriter
Awards Order of Polonia Restituta
Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis

Antoni Krauze (4 January 1940 – 14 February 2018) was a Polish screenwriter and director.

Early life

Antoni Krauze was born on 4 January 1940 in Warsaw, Poland. He studied filmmaking at the National Film School in Łódź (1966). He was the older brother of cartoonist and illustrator Andrzej Krauze.


Krauze directed many documentaries and feature films. His 2011 film, Black Thursday won Special Award at the Polish Film Festival in 2011 and FIPRESCI Prize at the Montréal World Film Festival in 2011.


Filmmaking of 'Black Thursday' on crossway of ulica Świętojańska and Aleja Józefa Piłsudskiego in Gdynia - 107
Antoni Krauze in 2010 (Filmmaking of ,,Black Thursday'').

Krauze died on 14 February 2018.


Feature films

Director & screenwriter

  • Palec boży, 1973
  • Strach, 1975 – only director (by novel Zbigniew Safjan)
  • Podróż do Arabii, 1979
  • Party przy świecach, 1980 – only director (by novel Jan Himilsbach)
  • Prognoza pogody, 1982
  • Dziewczynka z hotelu Excelsior, 1988 – only director (by novel Eustachego Rylskiego)
  • Radość pisania, 2005 – about Wisława Szymborska
  • Black Thursday, 2011 – only director
  • Smolensk, 2016 – about the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
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