Pawel Pawlikowski is a BAFTA Award-winning Polish filmmaker who has lived and worked most of his life in the UK. He was born in Warsaw but left Poland at age 14 to live in Germany and Italy, before moving to the UK in 1977. He studied literature and philosophy at London and Oxford and started making films in the mid 1980s. Pawel’s early work was in documentaries for the BBC. His best known documentaries from that period include From Moscow to Pietushki, Dostoevsky’s Travels, Serbian Epics, and Tripping With Zhirinovsky which between them won an Emmy International, Prix Italia, the Grierson and two Royal Television Society Awards alongside many other prizes around the festival circuit. In 1998 Pawlikowski moved into fiction with the small budget made-for-TV film Twockers, co-wrote and directed with Ian Duncan and strongly rooted in his early experience with documentary. Following this film, he wrote and directed two full-length features, Last Resort, and My Summer of Love, which won BAFTAs, as well as other awards at festivals around the world. He currently resides in Poland.