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MALGOSKA SZUMOWSKA Director & Screenwriter

Malgoska Szumowska was born on March 26, 1973 in Cracow. She is a graduate of the Lodz Film School and also studied History of Art. Her first short film Silence received many international awards.
Ascension, her second short film, was presented in the 1999 Cannes Cinefoundation section.
She is also the author and producer of several documentaries. At the age of 25, she made her first feature film A Happy Man. It received a special prize at the Thessaloniki Film Festival and was nominated for Best Director Prize at Sundance. She was chosen by 'Variety' as one of the 10 best young European directors.
Her second feature film, Stranger was presented at Sundance and at the Panorama Special section of the Berlinale. In 2005 she started to work with Zentropa both as director and producer of one part of the series, Visions of Europe entitled Crossroad.
In 2008 her third feature, 33 Scenes from Life received the Silver Leopard Award at the Locarno Festival. It was selected by the Polish Film Academy. Her fourth feature Elles was presented at the 2009 Cannes 'L'Atelier' section.
She is currently preparing a new feature film project entitled Nowhere.

Selected Filmography

2011 - ELLESDVDBlu-ray
2008 - 33 SCENES FROM LIFE
2004 - STRANGER
2000 - HAPPY MAN
1999 - The Silence (Short)