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Palme d'Or winner: Andrzej Wajda

Polish director Andrzej Wajda won the Palme d'Or in 1981 with Man Of Iron, but he says winning the Special Jury prize in 1957 for Kanal made him a European director overnight. 'I couldn't believe Cannes would notice an unknown young directorand a film from Poland which presented viewers an unknown episode from the Warsaw Uprising. It still amazes me,' he says. Wajda has been in Competition at Cannes a further five times.

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