Born in 1957 in Warsaw, Pawel Pawlikowski left Poland at 14, moved to London, Germany, Italy and finally settled in Great Britain. After studying literature and philosophy, he started his career directing documentaries, which are crowned by many prestigious awards. His transition to fiction came with medium-length film TWOCKERS in 1998.
His debut theatrical feature film, LAST RESORT, earned international critical acclaim and remarkable receptions at numerous festivals. It was awarded a BAFTA for Most Promising Newcomer.
His next film, MY SUMMER OF LOVE, won a BAFTA for Outstanding British Film of the Year, amongst a string of prestigious prizes.
Between 2004 and 2007, Pawel Pawlikowski was a Creative Arts Fellow at Oxford Brookes University. He is fluent in six languages: his native Polish, as well as French, English, German, Italian and Russian.
THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH is his third feature film. Its worldwide premiere will be presented at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
2011 THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH
2004 MY SUMMER OF LOVE
2000 LAST RESORT
1998 CHARLIE CHAPLIN AND THE COSSACK GOLD
1994 TRIPPING WITH ZHIRINOVSKY
1992 SERBIAN EPICS
1992 DOSTOYEVSKY’S TRAVELS
1991 FROM MOSCOW TO PIETUSHKI
1989 VACLAV HAVEL
Ethan Hawke, born in 1970, is probably best known for his acting on film and stage. However, he is also an acclaimed screenwriter, film director, theater director, and novelist.
He has starred in over 30 films, including DEAD POETS SOCIETY, BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE SUNSET, REALITY BITES, GATTACA, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, HAMLET, TRAINING DAY, BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD, and BROOKLYN’S FINEST. He has been nominated for an Academy Award as both an actor and a writer.
On stage he starred in Lincoln Center’s Coast of Utopia, which was nominated for more Tony Awards than any play in history. He also starred in Jack O’Brien’s production of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, which won the Tony for best revival. Off Broadway he had a smash success in The New Group’s revival of David Rabe’s Hurlyburly. Recently, he has directed two plays for The New Group – Jonathan Marc Sherman’s Things We Want and Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind. He has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award as both an actor and a director.
He has directed two films – CHELSEA WALLS, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and THE HOTTEST STATE, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
He has written two novels, The Hottest State and Ash Wednesday.
1985 EXPLORERS by Joe Dante
1989 DEAD POETS SOCIETY by Peter Weir
DAD by Gary David Goldberg
1991 MYSTERY DATE by Jonathan Wacks
WHITE FANG by Randal Kleiser
1992 A MIDNIGHT CLEAR by Keith Gordon
WATERLAND by Stephen Gyllenhaal
1993 RICH IN LOVE by Bruce Beresford
ALIVE by Frank Marshall
1994 FLOUNDERING by Peter McCarthy
1995 QUIZ SHOW by Robert Redford
REALITY BITES by Ben Stiller
BEFORE SUNRISE by Richard Linklater
SEARCH AND DESTROY by David Salle
1998 GATTACA by Andrew Niccol
GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Alfonso Cuaron
THE VELOCITY OF GARY by Dan Ireland
THE NEWTON BOYS by Richard Linklater
1999 JOE THE KING by Frank Whaley
2000 SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS by Scott Hicks
TELL ME by Julie Delpy
2001 TAPE by Richard Linklater
WAKING LIFE by Richard Linklater
THE JIMMY SHOW by Frank Whaley
TRAINING DAY by Antoine Fuqua
2004 BILLY DEAD by Keith Gordon
TAKING LIVES by D.J. Caruso
2005 BEFORE SUNSET by Richard Linklater
ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 by Jean-François Richet
2006 LORD OF WAR by Andrew Niccol
FAST FOOD NATION by Richard Linklater
2007 BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD by Sydney Lumet
2008 CHELSEA ON THE ROCKS by Abel Ferrara
WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU by Brian Goodman
2009 LITTLE NEW YORK by James DeMonaco
2010 NEW YORK I LOVE YOU
DAYBREAKERS by Michael and Peter Spierig
BROOKLYN’S FINEST by Antoine Fuqua
THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH by Pawel Pawlikowski
KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS
Award-winning actress Kristin Scott Thomas has become internationally renowned for her talent, elegance, and commitment to her craft. Never shying away from challenging roles and determined not to repeat herself, Scott Thomas’ body of work is an extraordinary collection of acclaimed film, television, and theater performances.
Scott Thomas received a Cesar Award nomination for her performance in Gilles Paque Brenner’s SARAH’S KEY and was recently seen in Alain Corneau’s CRIME D’AMOUR. She will soon appear in Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s BEL AMI; Lasse Halstrom’s SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN; SOUS TON EMPRISE, Alain Corneau’s UNE FEMME PARFAITE, and DANS LA MAISON. In 2010, Scott Thomas co-starred in Sam Taylor Wood’s directorial debut, NOWHERE BOY. For her performance, she received a Best Supporting Actress British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award nomination and a British Film Independent Award nomination. Last year, Scott Thomas appeared in Catherine Corsini’s PARTIR. For her performance, Scott Thomas received a Cesar Award nomination for Best Actress.
In 2001, Scott Thomas was part of the ensemble for Robert Altman’s acclaimed, Oscar-winning film, GOSFORD PARK.
Scott Thomas first won over audiences and critics worldwide with her Academy Award–nominated performance in the late Anthony Minghella’s THE ENGLISH PATIENT, where she starred opposite Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche. For her performance she was honored by the National Board of Review, and was nominated for a Golden Globe, the BAFTA, and the Screen Actors Guild Award.
Making her U.S. film debut in Prince’s UNDER THE CHERRY MOON, Scott Thomas went on to great acclaim in Mike Newell’s FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, where she won a BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actress. Other notable credits include: Philip Haas’ ANGELS AND INSECTS; Richard Loncraine’s RICHARD III; Brian DePalma’s MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE; Robert Redford’s THE HORSE WHISPERER; Sydney Pollack’s RANDOM HEARTS; Irwin Winkler’s LIFE AS A HOUSE; Roman Polanski’s BITTER MOON; Paul Schrader’s THE WALKER and Justin Chadwick’s THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, EASY VIRTUE, and CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC.
1985 UNDER THE CHERRY MOON PRINCE
1987 THE MAN WHO LOVED ZOOS by Jean-Pierre MOCKY
LOUNGE CHAIR by Jean-François AMIGUET
A HANDFUL OF DUST by Charles STURRIDGE
1988 UNCONTROLLABLE CIRCUMSTANCES by Pierre JOLIVET
HEADSTRONG by Carlo COTTI
1989 THE GOVERNOR’S PARTY by Marie-France PISIER
THE BACHELOR by R. FAENZA
1990 IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD by Eric ROCHANT
1991 BITTER MOON by Roman POLANSKI
1993 FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL by Mike NEWEL
AN UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER by Lucian PINTILIE
1994 THE CONFESSIONAL by Robert LEPAGE
ANGELS AND INSECTS by Philip HAAS
THE POMPATUS OF LOVE by Richard Schenkman
1995 MISSION : IMPOSSIBLE by Brian de PALMA
THE ENGLISH PATIENT by Anthony MINGHELLA
RICHARD III by Richard LONCRAINE
1996 LOVE AND CONFUSIONS by Patrick BRAOUDÉ
THE REVENGERS’ COMEDIES by Malcolm MOWBRAY
1997 THE HORSE WHISPERER by Robert REDFORD
1998 UP AT THE VILLA by Philip HAAS
1999 RANDOM HEARTS by Sydney POLLACK
2002 SMALL CUTS by Pascal BONITZER
2003 ARSENE LUPIN by Jean-Paul SALOMÉ
2004 MAN TO MAN by Régis WARGNIER
2005 THE VALET by Francis VEBER
TELL NO ONE by Guillaume CANET
2007 2 ALONE IN PARIS by Eric Judor and Ramzy Bedia
LARGO WINCH by Jérôme SALLE
2008 LEAVING by Catherine CORSINI
I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG by Philippe CLAUDEL
2009 IN YOUR HANDS by Lola DOILLON
NOWHERE BOY by Sam TAYLOR-WOOD
LOVE CRIME by Alain CORNEAU
SARAH’S KEY by Gilles PAQUET BRENNER
2010 THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH by Pawel PAWLIKOWSKI
BEL AMI by Dunkan DONNELLAN
SALMON FISHING in the YEMEN by Lasse HALLSTRÖM