Jerzy Lipman

Director Of Photography


One of the finest Polish cinematographers of the 1950s and 60s, acclaimed for his work on films such as Andrzej Wajda's "A Generation" (1954) and Roman Polanski's "Knife in the Water" (1962). Lipman's career took a decidedly downward turn after he left Poland in the 1970s.

Life Events


Movie Clip

Knife In The Water -- (Movie Clip) Hitching At This Hour? Opening scenes, early morning in contemporary Poland, blustery Andrzej (Leon Niemczyk) and wife Christine (Jolanta Umecka) encounter an irresolute hitch-hiker (Zygmunt Malanowicz), inventive shooting in director Roman Polanski's feature debut, Knife In The Water, 1962.
Generation (1955) -- (Movie Clip) The Ghetto Rose Up Polish partisans (Tadeusz Janczar, Roman Polanski, Ryszard Kotas) joined by pal Stach (Tadeusz Lomnicki) and leader Dorota (Urszula Modrzynska), then veteran Sekula (Janusz Paluszkiewicz) brings news of the Warsaw ghetto, in Andrzej Wajda's Generation, 1955.
Generation (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Here In The Slums Advanced single-shot opening from director Andrzej Wajda's first film, beginning his renowned World War II trilogy, from Generation, 1955.
Generation (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Real Patriotic Thief Narration by Stach (Tadeusz Lomnicki) continuing from the opening, stealing coal from a train in Nazi-occupied Poland, then meeting Grzesio (Ludwik Benoit), in Andrzej Wajda's Generation, 1955.
Generation (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Death To The Occupiers! Polish teens Stach (Tadeusz Lonmicki) and Jacek (Ryszard Kotas), in Catholic school mandated by Nazi occupiers, then recruited by young partisans led by Dorota (Urszula Modrzynska), in Andrzej Wajda's Generation, 1955.
Knife In The Water -- (Movie Clip) Show Us What You're Made Of His new acquaintances and hosts Andrzej (Leon Niemczyk) and Christine (Jolanga Umecka) frolicking with their inflated crocodile, the hitch-hiker (Zygmunt Malaniwicz) makes some rookie sailing mistakes, dangerous games in Roman Polanski's first feature Knife In The Water, 1962.
Knife In The Water -- (Movie Clip) I'm A Mind Reader At first inclined to be done with his hitch-hiker (Zygmunt Malanowicz), weekend sailor Andrzej (Leon Niemczyk) decides it might be fun to bring him along, his disinterested wife Christine (Jolanta Umecka) somehow dominating, early in Roman Polanski's Knife In The Water, 1962.
Knife In The Water -- (Movie Clip) Does He Get A Gold Star? Jazz score by Krzysztof Komeda kicking in, casual sailor Andrzej (Leon Niemczyk), with wife Christine (Jolanta Umecka) observing, tangles with the hitch-hiker (Zygmunt Malanowicz) he's brought along for amusement, Roman Polanski actively directing his feature debut, Knife In The Water, 1962.
Kanal (1957) -- (Movie Clip) I'm Your Messenger Hiding from the Nazis in a bombed-out Warsaw hotel, resistance fighter Korab (Tadeusz Janczar) and girlfriend Daisy (Tereza Izewska) discussing her arrival through the sewer, the Polish word for which is the film's title, in Kanal, 1957, directed by Andrzej Wajda.
Kanal (1957) -- (Movie Clip) Warsaw Uprising The entire enormous opening shot from director Andrzej Wajda in the second film in his World War II trilogy, introducing Zadra (Winczyslaw Glinski), Korab (Tadeusz Kanczar) and much of the band of Polish resistance fighters, from Kanal, 1957.