A native of Warsaw, a student of Karol Szymanowski at the Warsaw Conservatory, Henryk Wars became famous as a court composer of hits for stars of fashionable Warsaw cabarets. He has also written music for fifty Polish feature films. He kept composing also in the USA, where he landed after WWII, back from the war trail of an officer of General Anders' Polish Armed Forces in the East. A friend of John Wayne, Henryk Wars worked in Hollywood, has provided musical scores for sixty films, and had his songs sung by Brenda Lee, Doris Day, Bing Crosby, and Margaret Whiting, among other world-class singers.
Documentary film Agnieszka Holland is a cinematographic portrait and an attempt at monographic depiction of the person and work of Agnieszka Holland, one of the most outstanding Polish film directors. In the film the charismatic filmmaker's portrait is drawn by her closest friends, associates, and family members: Kasia Adamik, Laco Adamik, Ryszard Bugajski, Leonardo di Caprio, Ben Chaplin, Agnieszka Grochowska, Ed Harris, Vaclav Havel, Irena Holland, Krystyna Janda, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Maciej Karpiński, Diane Kruger, Christopher Lambert, Bogusław Linda and others. The story is based on Agnieszka Holland's own statements and adorned with cuts from her films and "making of" coverage. „Agnieszka Holland is a unique artist. All her films, even those made in Hollywood, reflect her personality and address issues of her concern, and it shows right away. Here is somebody, who has achieved one of the greatest successes available in the world." Krzysztof Zanussi