Monday, October 10, 2016 Legendary Polish director Andrzej Wajda diesAndrzej Wajda speaks at the opening of a retrospective of his movies held on the occasion of his birthday in Warsaw, in March, 2016. Wajda had recently been hospitalized and died last night, his colleague, film director Jacek Bromski, told the Associated Press. “In 1945 it experienced an influx of Paris-educated professors, who painted beautifully in the French postimpressionist manner,” Wajda once said. They initiated a new current called the “Polish Film School,” which tells the stories of folk heroes from both during and after the war and challenges the national tradition of martyrdom and romantic heroism in art. In 2011, continuing the mission of the school, Wajda and Marczewski founded a film production studio — The Wajda Studio, which focuses on auteur film projects.