Speaking at the Venice film festival where he was awarded the
Golden Lion for lifetime achievement, Skolimowski said migrants
deserved to be looked at in a "sympathetic way".
"I was an immigrant myself for many years, so I know how one
feels being forced to leave your own country and then trying to
find a new place," the 78-year-old told a news conference.
"That's maybe the main subject of the films that should come in
the near future," he added.
Skolimowski was born in Lodz, Poland and has made some 17 films
in a 50 year-career that has taken him to London, Los Angeles
and back to Poland. He is considered one of the leaders of the
European New Wave of film making of the 1960s.
The director whose "11 Minutes" featured in Venice last year,
said most of his own films dealt with outsiders.
"I care about people who are somehow on the margins of society,
those who are called losers or those who cannot really find a
place in their life," he said.
"Some of them are really tragic figures, some may have some
hidden agendas," he added. "Whatever they are, they are still
people... and we should try to learn about them, to understand
The Venice film festival opened on Wednesday and runs until
(Reporting by Reuters Televsion)
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