Maja Komorowska

A talented and highly intense dramatic actor, Komorowska trained with experimental theater director and theorist Jerzy Grotowski, who clearly played a role in shaping her highly physical, emotive acting style. After gaining experience onstage, she began to act in films in the early 1970s, with over a dozen very occasional but regular appearances to her credit by the 90s. With her wide-eyed and...

Peter Medak

Peter Medak
Hungarian-born Peter Medak escaped to England after the 1956 uprising in his homeland. He spent an apprenticeship rising from assistant cameraman to second assistant director with the 1962 remake of "The Phantom of the Opera". The following year, he began directing for TV for Universal and entered features in 1968 with "Negatives". Medak was responsible for one of the most deliriously vicious...