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Polish Filmmaker Andrzej Wajda Dead At 90

Andrzej Wajda in 2011

Legendary Polish film director Andrzej Wajda has died at the age of 90.

Polish media reports on October 9 said that Wajda died of lung failure after being in a medically induced coma for several days.

Born in 1926, Wajda attended film school after World War II. His first films focused on the war and the Polish resistance to Nazi occupation.

He is remembered for his films Ashes And Diamonds (1958), Man Of Marble (1977), Man Of Iron (1980), and others.

In 1981, he won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Man Of Iron, a film about the communist crackdown on the Solidarity democracy movement.

In 2000, Wajda won an Oscar for lifetime achievement in film.

Based on reporting by AFP, dpa, and Reuters