made his feature film debut in 1997 with Love and Death on Long Island. Adapted by Kwietniowski from a novel by Gilbert Adair, it stars John Hurt
, in what had been hailed as arguably his best role in years, together with Jason Priestley
and Fiona Loewi. This critically acclaimed film won the Prix Pierrot for Best First feature Film at Cannes 1997, 1998 New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Best First Film, the 2000 British Academy of Film and TV Arts (BAFTA) Best British Newcomer Award, was nominated for the Golden Spike at the 1997 Valladolid International Film Festival and won the 1997 FIPRESCI-Special Mention at the Chicago International Film Festival.
Kwietniowski was born in London and studied literature and film at the University of Kent and then at the University of California. In 1987, he began making short films, Alfalfa (1987) for which he won Best Short Film Award at the 1987 Berlin International Film Festival, Ballad of Reading Gaol (1988), and Flames ofPassion (1989). He has also worked extensively in British television.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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