WARSAW: Piotr Szulkin, the most acclaimed Polish sci-fi film director, has died at 68. His debut feature Golem gained cult status in 1980.
He also made The War of the Worlds: Next Century (1981), O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization (1985) and Ga, ga. Praise the Heroes (1986) all produced just like Golem by Zespól Filmowy Perspektywa.
In 1993 he started teaching at Łódź Film School, where he had studied film directing.
He’s last feature film was King Ubu (2003, produced by Eurofilm).
He also made documentaries, short fiction films and TV theatre.