Malgorzata Szumowska Poster


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Overview (1)

Born in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland

Mini Bio (1)

One of the most prominent Polish directors of today, Malgorzata Szumowska was born in Kraków in 1973. She's been directing, writing and producing feature and documentary films. Her movies have received many awards, for example Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival for "33 Scenes from Life" or Teddy Award at the Berlinale for "In the Name of...". Both her first and second feature "Happy Man" and "Stranger" were nominated to the European Film Awards as Discoveries of the Year. "Elles" with Juliette Binoche was sold out to more than 40 countries and "In the Name of..." to 15 countries. In Poland, she's received the most important film awards. Her last feature "Body" premieres as a competition entry at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival, where she received the Silver Bear for Best Director.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: PL

Spouse (1)

Mateusz Kosciukiewicz (2011 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (4)

She was in a relationship with editor Jacek Drosio. They have a son together.
Daughter of legendary journalist Maciej Szumowski and writer Dorota Terakowska. Sister of director of documentary films Wojciech Szumowski and writer Katarzyna Szumowska.
Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival in 2016.
She has daughter Alina with her husband Mateusz Kosciukiewicz.

Personal Quotes (2)

I travel a lot and I have this outsider perspective on my own country. [2018]
We have the #MeToo revolution going on in the world, but in Poland women still have to fight for the basic things, like the right to abortion. We are in a different moment. [2018]

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