Polish film director and producer Janusz Morgenstern passed away in Warsaw on the morning of the 6th of September 2011
Born November 16, 1922 in Mikulince, Tarnopolskie, Poland (today Mikulintsy, Ukraine), Morgenstern competed film studies a the renowned film school in Łódź. He worked closely with Andrzej Wajda, working as assistant director on such films as "Ashes and Diamonds" (1958) and "The W Hour" (1979).
Morgenstern's own filmography as a director includes "Stawka większa niż życie" (Stakes Larger than Life) and "Do widzenia, do jutra" (See You, Tomorrow). He also directed and produced a number of television shows.
In 2005, Morgenstern received the Gloria Artis Gold Medal for his contribution to culture. In 2008, he received the Eagle award from the Polish Film Academy for "lifetime achievement". In 2010, he was honoured with the Platinum Lion for his life's work at the 35th Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia.
Source: PISF, imdb.com