Agnieszka Holland Biography (1948-)

Given name is pronounced "Egg-nee-es-ka"; born November 28, 1948, in Warsaw, Poland; immigrated to France, 1981; daughter of Henryk (a journalist)and Irena (a journalist; maiden name, Rybczynska) Holland; married Laco Adamik (a director), 1968 (divorced); children: Katarzyna "Kasia" (a storyboard artist). Addresses: Agent: Rick Nicita, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Pat Dollard, Catch 23, 100 North Crescent Dr., Suite 323, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
Polish
Gender
Female
Occupation
Writer, director, actress
Birth Details
November 28, 1948
Warsaw, Poland

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • God's Sin (also known as Hrich boha), FAMU/Praga, 1970
  • Le complot (also known as The Conspiracy, Conspiracion para matar a un cura, El complot de los rebeldes, and Il complotto), 1973
  • A Girl and Acquarius, Zespoly Filmowe, 1975
  • Obrazki z zycia (also known as Pictures from Life), 1975
  • Aktorzy prowincjonalni (also known as The Provincial Actors), Zespoly Filmowe, 1978
  • Goraczka (also known as Fever and The Fever: The Story of the Bomb), Zespot, Unit X, 1980
  • (With Maciej Karpinski) Kobieta samotna i chromy (also known as A Lonely Woman, A Woman Alone, Woman on her Own, and Kobieta samotna), 1981
  • Culture (documentary; also known as Kultura), 1985
  • Angry Harvest (also known as Bitter Harvest; originally released as Bittere Ernte, 1985, European Classics, 1986
  • To Kill a Priest (also known as Le complot, Popieluszko, and Zabic ksiedza), Columbia, 1987
  • Europa, Europa (also known as Hitlerjunge salomon), Orion,1991
  • Olivier, Olivier, Sony Pictures Classics, 1992
  • The Secret Garden, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Total Eclipse (also known as Eclipse totale and Rimbaudverlaine), Fine Line, 1995
  • Washington Square, Buena Vista, 1997
  • The Falconer, 1999
  • The Third Miracle, Sony Pictures Classics, 1999
  • Golden Dreams, Buena Vista, 2001
  • Julie Walking Home, Overseas Film Group, 2001
  • (With others) Prawdziwa historia Janosika i Uhorcika (also known as The True Story of Janosik and Uhorcik and Janosik--Pravdiva historia), 2003
  • Producer
  • Bark, 2000
  • Film Appearances
  • Secretary, Blizna (also known as The Scar), 1976
  • Witowska, Przesluchanie, 1982, released in the United States as The Interrogation, Unit X/Zespoly, 1990
  • The director, Total Eclipse (also known as Eclipse totale and Rimbaud verlaine), Fine Line, 1995
  • In the Shadow of Hollywood (also known as A l'ombre d'Hollywood), National Film Board of Canada, 2000
  • Television Work
  • Director; Movies
  • An Evening with Abdon (also known as Wieczor u Abdona), 1974
  • Niedzielne dziece (also known as Sunday Children), Zespot,Unit X, 1976
  • "Story I," Zdjecia probne (also known as Proof Shots and Screen Tests), Zespot, Unit X, 1977
  • Shot in the Heart, HBO, 2001
  • Director; Episodic
  • "Red Wind," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1994
  • Director; Other
  • Something for Something (also known as Cos za cos), [Poland], 1977
  • (With Laco Adamik) Lorenzaccio, 1978
  • The Trial, 1980
  • Postcards from Paris (documentary; also known as Les cartes postales de Paris), [France], 1987
  • Largo Desolato, 1990
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Conversations in World Cinema, 2000
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • The Emigrees, 1976
  • (With Laco Adamik) Woyzeck, 1978
  • Washington Square, 1996
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • God's Sin (also known as Hrich boha), FAMU/Praga, 1970
  • A Girl and Acquarius, Zespoly Filmowe, 1975
  • (With Witold Zatorski) Aktorzy prowincjonalni (also known as The Provincial Actors), Zespoly Filmowe, 1978
  • Dead Case, 1978
  • (With Andrzej Wajda) Rough Treatment (also known as Without Anesthesia and Bez znieculenia), Film Polski, 1980
  • Cziowiek z zelaza (also known as Man of Iron), 1981
  • (With Maciej Karpinsk) Kobieta samotna i chromy (also known as A Lonely Woman, A Woman Alone, Woman on her Own, and Kobieta samotna), 1981
  • Mezczyzna niepotrzebny (also known as Man Unnecessary), 1981
  • (With Jean-Claude Carriere, Wajda, Boleslaw Michalek, and Jacek Gasiorowski) Danton (based on the play The Danton Affair by Stanislawa Przybyszewska), Triumph/Columbia, 1983
  • (With Wajda and Michalek) A Love in Germany (based on the book byRolf Hochhuth; originally released as Ein Liebe in Deutschland, 1983,also known as Un amour en Allemagne), Triumph, 1984
  • (With Paul Hengge) Angry Harvest (also known as Bitter Harvest; originally released as Bittere Ernte, 1985, European Classics, 1986
  • Anna (based on a story by Yurek Bogayevicz and Holland), Vestron,1987
  • (With Carriere, Wajda, and Edward Zebrowski) Les possedes (also known as The Possessed; based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky), Gaumont, 1987
  • (With Jean-Yves Pitoun) To Kill a Priest (also known as Le complot, Popieluszko, and Zabic ksiedza; based on a story by Holland), Columbia, 1987
  • (With others) La Amiga (also known as The Girlfriend, Die Freundin, and La Amiga--Die Freundin), 1988
  • (With Hengge) Europa, Europa (also known as Hitlerjunge salomon; based on the book Memoires by Solomon Perel), Orion, 1991
  • Korczak, New Yorker Films, 1991
  • Olivier, Olivier, Sony Pictures Classics, 1992
  • (Story) Three Colors: Blue (also known as Blue, Bleu, Trois couleurs: Bleu, and Trzy kolory: Niebieski), 1993
  • Julie Walking Home, Overseas Film Group, 2001
  • Teleplays
  • Movies
  • An Evening with Abdon (also known as Wieczor u Abdona), 1974
  • Niedzielne dziece (also known as Sunday Children), Zespot,Unit X, 1976
  • "Story I," Zdjecia probne (also known as Proof Shots and Screen Tests), Zespot, Unit X, 1977

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 144, Gale, 1994
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press, 1996
    • Women Filmmakers and Their Films, St. James Press, 1998
    Periodicals
    • American Film, September, 1986, p. 13
    • Film Quarterly, winter, 1998, p. 2

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