Film director and scriptwriter, born in Warsaw in 1948. After graduating from FAMU, the Prague film school in 1971, Holland returned to Poland to work as an assistant director on Krzysztof Zanussi's Illumination and later, on Stanisław Latałło's Letters from our Readers. She also worked with Andrzej Wajda and his X Film Studio. She wrote several scripts with Wajda before directing her own films, which were soon winning awards at festivals. She soon gained notoriety as part of the Polish New Wave. She has gained worldwide renown for such films as Angry Harvest (nominated for the Oscar in 1985) Europa, Europa, Olivier, Olivier and The Secret Garden and Washington Square.
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