A film director, producer and scriptwriter. He studied physics at Warsaw University and philosophy at Jagiellonian University. Director of many award-winning, internationally acclaimed films (awarded in Cannes, Venice, Locarno, Moscow, Chicago, Montreal, Berlin, Tokio): The Structure of Crystal (1968), Illumination (1973), Camouflage (1976), Constant Factor (1980), The Year of Quiet Sun (1984), Wherever You Are If You Are (1988), In Full Gallop (1996), Persona Non Grata (2004), Revisited (2009), Foreign Body (2014). Krzysztof Zanussi is also a theatre director staging productions all around the world. He has authored several books.
Member of the European Film Academy Board, the Pontifical Commission of Culture at the Vatican and ex-president of the EUROVISIONI Association. He has an honorary doctorate of many renowned universities and gives lectures all around the world.
President of Tor Film Production, producer of the films by Krzysztof Kieślowski, Agnieszka Holland and many others.