Name: Andrzej Wajda (pronounced VY-da)
Place of birth: Suwalki, Poland
Date of birth: March 6th, 1926
Age upon release of his first feature film, a Generation: 28
Number of film credits as director listed at imdb since then: 45
Number of films screening in the Pacific Film Archive retrospective running January 16th through February 18th: 12
Films of his that I've seen before: a Generation, Kanal and Ashes and Diamonds, coincidentally the three playing at the PFA this weekend.
My personal favorite of those three: Kanal
Film most recently added to the PFA series: the Maids of Wilko, replacing the previously scheduled series closer Danton.
Highest-rated film according to imdb: Man of Marble
Second-highest: the Promised Land
Only film to have won the Cannes Palme D'or: Man of Iron
Writers who have published English-language pieces on Wajda on the internet: acquarello, Adam Bingham, Michael Brooke, Rahul Hamid, pacze moj, Matilda Mroz, Renata Murawska (interview) Elżbieta Ostrowska, Boris Trbac
The Wajda films I should make my highest priority to see (a.k.a. "Most Vital Wajda"): click here