27. International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA 04 – 10.03.2024 / Jelenia Góra / Poland



A film and theatre actress and a television personality. She was born on 8.01.1967 in Jedlińsk. In 1989, she graduated from the Department of Acting at the Łódź Film School (PWSFTviT) and was immediately hired by the theatre. Her first film role was in the classic comedy Kingsajz, her next, more prominent one was in In Flagranti (1990), where she starred with Bogusław Linda. She gained great popularity among viewers for her role of Doctor Zofia Burska in one of the most popular medical series, Na dobre i na złe (For Better or Worse), for which she received Telekamera Award for the best actress (2001, 2002 and 2003) and Golden Camera Award (2004). She won the Polish Film Award Orzeł (2003) for a supporting female role in Andrzej Jakimowski’s film Zmruż oczy (Squint Your Eyes). In 2001 she was invited to the Cannes IFF to participate in the presentation of the film “Avalon” directed by Mamoru Oshii, in which she played the main role. About her role in the latest film, “Sonata”, directed by Bartosz Blaschke, honoured with the Audience Award at the 46th FPFF in Gdynia, she says: ‘This is a deeply moving story about determination and making dreams come true at the same time. It’s a film which shows an incredible journey, burdened with huge effort and a great struggle to achieve the impossible. To build a dramatic role, I had to penetrate the world of the extraordinary Płonka family. I would describe Małgosia Płonka, whom I played as a quiet, modest mistress. It was a big challenge for me, not only because it was the first time I had played a character who was alive, but most of all because I was building the role alongside a person with a complicated, intimate world. So I had to create a character that, on the one hand, would be my creation, and at the same time would convey the truth about this person and would not offend her in any way.’



Film director and screenwriter, a graduate of Film, Television and Photography Production at the Radio and Television Faculty of the University of Silesia in Katowice and the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw. His short film My Father’s Eyes (2015) won the Grand Prix at the OKFA National Independent Film Competition in Konin (2016) and an honorable mention at the The Youth and Film – The Festival of Film Debuts in Koszalin  (2015). His short documentary film Ziętek (2008) received major awards at: Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto (2008); Tirana IFF (2008); Blue Sea Film Festival in Rauma (2008); Manlleu Short Film Festival in Catalonia (2008); Austin Film Festival (2008); Magma International Short Film Festival in Acireale (2008); Flickerfest International Short Film Festival in Sydney (2009); Short Waves Festival in Poznań (2009); Mecal International Short Film Festival in Barcelona (2009).  In 2021, he made his debut as a director and screenwriter of the feature film Sonata, which received the Audience Award at the 46th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.

He has twice won an award in the SCRIPT PRO competition: 2nd place for his screenplay for the film Sonata (2018) and 3rd place for his screenplay Felicia and Jesus (2014).


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