Director

Malgorzata Szumowska

1 Film in collection

Małgorzata Szumowska is among Poland’s most prominent filmmakers. She graduated in film directing from the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź. She has won several international awards and her films have been presented at the most important film festivals worldwide. Her first two feature films, Happy Man (2000) and Stranger (2004) were both nominated by the European Film Academy for European Discovery of the Year. The next movie 33 Scenes from Life was awarded at the film festival in Locarno. Szumowska’s films have been seen frequently in Berlin. Stranger was shown in the Panorama section in 2005. In 2012, Elles starring Juliette Binoche opened the Panorama and went on to theatrical distribution in more than 40 countries. Małgorzata Szumowska was seen in Competition here most recently in 2015, with Body, for which she won the Silver Bear for Best Director. The film went on to garner the most awards of any Polish film in 2015.

Filmography

1998 Cisza, Short

1999 Siedem lekcji miłości (Seven Lessons of Love), Short

2000 Szczęśliwy człowiek (Happy Man) Documentaire

2004 Visions of Europe; Episodenfilm, Segment CROSSROAD · Ono (Stranger)

2005 Mój tata Maciek (My Father, Maciek) · Solidarnosc, Solidarnosc …; Episodenfilm, Segment FATHER

2007 A czego tu się bać? (Nothing to Be Scared Of)

2008 33 sceny z życia (33 Scenes from Life)

2011 Elles 2012 W imię … (In the Name of …)

2015 Body

Body (Flyer)

Body (2015)

Janusz is not a man to be easily shocked. As coroner he undertakes precise research, analysing the crime scene in minute detail. Despite the extreme situations he comes up against, he works hard. Perhaps too hard. Yet when faced with his anorexic daughter Olga, still grieving for her dead mother, he feels helpless. Fearing that she might kill herself, he commits her to a clinic where Anna, a psychologist, carries out her duties. More