Małgorzata Szumowska

The Polish director, screenwriter and producer Małgorzata Szumowska (b. 1973) is known for her singular and methodological analyses of human relationships and bold accounts of the topics relating to national identity and social taboos. Her most acclaimed creations include the drama Body, a manifesto of housing estate optimism, the winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlinale in 2015. While in Body Szumowska focused on the paradoxes of the contemporary Poland, flounced between the withering traditions and the complex challenges of the present time, in her latest feature, Mug, she rigorously reveals the shallow, deformed, bigoted and hypocritical Polish countryside.