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Wajda, who died in 2016, is known as a Man of Poland for an opus of films inspired by his country's turbulent history, but he was "first and foremost a person very interested in the world", his widow Krystyna Zachwatowicz-Wajda, 89, told AFP.Wajda identified with the Japanese, saying: "They have all those traits that I have been trying to develop and nurture in myself all my life: seriousness, a sense of responsibility and honour, and also the need for tradition".There was a universality to his films that also struck a chord in Japan, where men would don black shades and military jackets to copy the look of the protagonist of Wajda's 1958 classic "Ashes and Diamonds". Wajda then won an Oscar for his life's work in 2000 .The drawings also show Wajda's "incredibly open eyes", an acquaintance, painter Jacek Waltos, said.
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