Key figure of the Polish cinema who established himself in the 1930s with films such as "Legion of the Streets" (1932) and the documentary "Street of the Young" (1936), banned for its controversial depiction of poor and impoverished Poles and Jews. After the end of WWII Ford headed the newly formed state film organization, Film Polski, and continued to direct films of note such as "Border Street" (1948) and "Five Boys From Barska Street" (1953). As well as helping to establish the reputation of Polish cinema abroad, Ford exerted an influence on the early career of Andrzej Wajda. He emigrated to Israel in the late 1960s before finally settling in Denmark.
Director (Feature Film)
Writer (Feature Film)
Short film director
First film as director with "Mascotte"
Feature length documentary director
Appointed director of Film Polski
Directed the controversial "Ulica Granicza/Border Street/That Others May Live" which focused on the German Occupation of Poland in the early 1940s
Helmed what is considered the first Polish epic, "Krzyzacy/Knights of the Teutonic Order"
Forced to leave Poland due to anti-Semitism; moved first to Israel before settling in Denmark