” My father’s mother was a secular Jew who died in Auschwitz. I only found out as an adult because my father never talked about it. He was a secularist and never defined himself in ethnic terms – partly, I think, because he was scared, partly out of the habit of not talking of such things, partly because he didn’t like being defined by other people. “


” Just by my home is an entrance to the sewers they used in the Warsaw uprising. I grew up knowing people died down there. Warsaw was once a battleground, then it became a morgue. It’s a city littered with ghosts. And that never left me. “


” It’s wonderful that Poland is free again and there’s open debate and people can pursue their interests. I’m all for it. “


” Strangely, you know, my parents, who left Poland separately and, you know, divorced, ended up marrying other people. But then they met again abroad, and they got together again. “


” I always thought that life is full of stories and characters that feel like literary stories and characters. So when I started making documentaries, they weren’t humble empirical things, just following people around. I was always trying to impose a story. “



All 5 Pawel Pawlikowski Quotes about People in picture


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Just by my home is an entrance to the sewers they used in the Warsaw uprising. I grew up knowing people died down there. Warsaw was once a battleground, then it became a morgue. It


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Strangely, you know, my parents, who left Poland separately and, you know, divorced, ended up marrying other people. But then they met again abroad, and they got together again.
I always thought that life is full of stories and characters that feel like literary stories and characters. So when I started making documentaries, they weren
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