1941 – Born on the 27th of June in Warsaw, Poland.
1957 – He then entered the College for Theatre Technicians in Warsaw.
1964-1968 – He attended the government allowed a relatively high degree of artistic freedom at the school.
1970 – His television film Workers ’71, which showed workers discussing the reasons for the mass strikes, was only shown in a drastically censored form.
1975 – His first non-documentary feature, Personnel, was made for television and won him first prize at the Mannheim Film Festival.
1981 – Blind Chance, continued along similar lines, but focused more on the ethical choices faced by a single character rather than a community.
1979 – Camera Buff, won the grand prize at the Moscow International Film Festival.
1984 – No End, was perhaps his most clearly political film, depicting political trials in Poland during martial law, from the unusual point of view of a lawyer’s ghost and his widow.
1990 – The first of these was La double vie de Véronique, starring Irène Jacob.
1996 – Died aged 54 on the 13th of March, during open-heart surgery following a heart attack, and was interred in Pow zki Cemetery in Warsaw.