Enrols as a student of painting and sculpture at the Krakow Academy of Fine Art.
Studies Zbigniew Pronaszko’s studio alongside Jan Tarasin and Jerzy Tchórzewski.
Makes amateur films as part of Andrzej Wróblewski’s Self-Teaching Club.
Marries Ligia (Branice) Brokowska.
Awarded the Polish national prize for lithography.
Travels to France, where he makes an amateur film of Fernand Leger at work in his studio.
Designs film posters.
Collaborates with Jan Lenica on a series of short films, beginning with Był sobie raz…
Co-writes a short film about poster art, Sztuka ulicy, directed by Konstanty Gordon.
Directs Les Astronautes, credited as a collaboration with Chris Marker, for Anatole Dauman’s Argos Films.
Joins Les Cinéastes Associés.
Mounts an exhibition of artwork, entitled Camera Obscura, at the Ranelagh in Paris.
With Dominique Duvergé , establishes his own production company, Pantaleon Films.
Returns to Poland to direct an adaptation of Stefan Żeromski ‘s novel, Dzieje grzechu.
La bête is released in French cinemas.
Directs Sylvia Kristel and Joe Dallesandro in an adaptation of André Pieyre de Mandiargues novel, La Marge.
Directs Brief von Paris, an experimental portrait of Paris, for West German television.
Travels to Italy to direct a film inspired by Stendhal, Interno di un convento.
Produces, L’amour monstre de tous les temps, a short documentary portrait of the Serbian painter, Ljuba.
Directs Jouet Joyeux, a short animated film based on Charles–Émile Reynaud‘s praxinoscope.
Le cas etrange du Dr Jekyll et Miss Osbourne, a free adaptation of Stevenson’s novel, is released in French cinemas.
Exhibition of sculptures at Artcurial, part of a celebration of Pieyre de Mandiargues.
He gets French citizenship on February 12, 1990
Publishes a collection of short stories, L’anatomie du diable.
Works on a book for children, Dumb Animals.
Exhibition of painting and sculptures at the Annecy Museum.
Dies in Marly-le-Roi on February 3.