Pawel Pawlikowski

was born in Warsaw; left Poland at 14, lived in Germany and Italy, studied literature and philosophy at London and Oxford, making films since mid 80’s.


«Lucifer Over Lancashire», 1987; «Extraordinary Adventures», 1988; «Vaclav Havel», 1989, «From Moscow to Pietushki», 1990; «Dostoevsky's Travels», 1991
«Serbian Epics», 1992; «The Grave Case of Charlie Chaplin», 1993; «Tripping with Zhirinovsky», 1995; «The Stringer», 1997; «Twockers»,1998; «Last Resort», 2000; «My Summer of Love», 2004

Serbian Epics (0+)

UK, 1992, colour, 45 min.
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Pawel’s highly original and most formally constructed film "Serbian Epics" (1992) was made at the height of the Bosnian war, using the siege of Sarayevo as its central image. It includes close up footage of Bosnian Serb politician Radovan Karadzic and General Ratko Mladic, both later wanted by the international court of justice for war crimes. This multi-layered, ironic, imagistic, at times almost hypnotic study of myth-making and murder aroused a storm of controversy, including questions in the house of commons, at the time of it’s broadcast.


grand prix Festival dei Popoli, Florence, Marseille Doc fest