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André Libik (film director)

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Who is André Libik?

André Libik is a film producer, director and writer. After World War 2 his father Albert Libik, who was an influential businessman in Budapest, sent him to an elite boarding school located in Switzerland. Returning to Budapest, first he studied chemistry upon the wish of his father and older brother George Libik, but later enrolled in the Hungarian Film Academy. He left Hungary in 1956, after the Hungarian Revolution. He settled in Paris with his wife and two daughters as a refugee. There he directed his first films for the French Red Cross, unpaid. After his successful application as Head of the Film Division in the Nigerian Ministry of Information, he lived in Africa for three years and produced films, one of which won the Silver Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival. In 1963 he moved to Germany and worked for television, established his own film production company, creating many documentaries, TV and feature films. He was awarded the “Grimme-Preis”, the top German TV award. In 1992, he settled in Hungary again, continued to produce films and won the “Golden Butterfly Award”.

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