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Nationality: Polish
Date of Birth: 03/06/1926


 

Andrzej Wajda Quotes > Eventually, the state's...

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Eventually, the state's funding covered only the stages leading to presenting a film project to potential funding bodies. It was enough to produce a script, indicate casting and put together a budget to present it all, but nothing beyond that.
Andrzej Wajda

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