Tadeusz Konwicki was born on June 22, 1926 in Nowa Wilejka, Wilenskie, Poland [now Naujoji Vilnia, Vilnius, Lithuania]. He was a writer and director, known for Lava (1989), The Last Day of Summer (1958) and Salto (1965). He was married to Danuta Konwicka. He died on January 7, 2015 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.