Krystyna Zofia Feldman (1 March 1916 – 24 January 2007) was a Polish actress.
Life and career
Born in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine) to a Catholic mother, Katarzyna Sawicka, an opera singer and a Jewish father, Ferdynand Feldman, an actor. She starred in theatre productions there until 1944, and later in Łódź, Szczecin, Opole, and Kraków. Since 1983, she performed at the Teatr Nowy in Poznań.
Feldman made her film debut in Celuloza (1953), directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz. Her career continued with various supporting roles. She was best known for a male role of an elderly disabled painter Nikifor in Mój Nikifor (My Nikifor), for which she won the award for best actress in 2004 at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia and numerous awards at other festivals in the world:
- Best Actress at 4th International Film Festival - Pune 2006
- Best European Film at 8th Denver International Film Festival 2005
- Best Actress at 50th Valladolid International Film Festival 2005
- Best Film at The 41st Chicago International Film Festival 2005
- Best Film at The 18th Panorama Of European Cinema - Athens 2005
- Best Actor/Actress at International Film Festival - Manila 2005
- Best Actress at International Actor's Film Festival in Kiev - Stozhary 2005
- Grand Prix, Best Actress and Best Film at 40th International Film Festival Karlovy Vary 2005
She also appeared as the grandmother in the TV sitcom Świat według Kiepskich.
Krystyna Feldman died of lung cancer in her flat in Poznań, aged 90.