Małgorzata Szumowska

Born in 1973 in Krakow. She is a graduate of the Film Directing Department at the National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź (1998). She has made successful documentaries including Silence (1997), Seven Lessons of Love (1999), Ślub w domu samotności (2000), Dokument... (2001), Mój tata Maciek (2005) and feature films including A Happy Man (2000), The Stranger (2004), Ojciec (2005) – a short story in the film Solidarity, Solidarity... She has been a winner of numerous awards at festivals in, among others, Angers, Bologna, Tampere, Wiesbaden, Tarnów and Krakow.