Magdalena Łazarkiewicz, screenwriter and film director. She studied cultural knowledge at the University of Wroclaw (graduated in 1976). In 1977-1978, she was the literary director of the Jaracz Theatre in Olsztyn. In 1982 she graduated from the Faculty of Radio and Television University of Silesia in Katowice. During her film studies she worked as assistant to Andrzej Wajda and her film debut came from under her professor Krzysztof Kieślowski’s patronage and since then has been drawn to various social topics. Since 2011 artistic director of IFF “Jewish Motives” in Warsaw.