Woman Of

  • Poland| 2023| Polish| 132'| Colour
  • Original Title: Kobieta Z
  • Director: Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
  • Screenplay: Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
  • DoP: Michał Englert
  • Editor: Jarosław Kamiński
  • Cast: Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik, Joanna Kulig, Bogumila Bajor, Mateusz Wieclawek


The Venice Biennale, 2023
São Paulo International Film Festival, 2023
Busan International Film Festival, 2023

Award: Nomination - Golden Lion (Best Film), La Biennale 2023 Nomination - Queer Lion, La Biennale 2023

Synopsis: Set against the landscape of the Polish transformation from communism to capitalism, Kobieta z... spans 45 years of the life of Aniela Wesoły and her journey to find personal liberty as a trans woman. She faces hardships in family life and complicated attitudes in her environment. What choices will Aniela have to make to become who she truly is?

Directors Bio: Małgorzata Szumowska After her two well-received short films, her first feature-length film, Happy Man (2000), was nominated for the European Film Award in the European Discovery category and won the Special Artistic Achievement Award at Thessaloniki. Michał Englert Warsaw-born cinematographer, screenwriter and producer Michał Englert is a graduate of the Cinematography Department at the National Film and Theatre School in Lodz, which is where he met Małgorzata Szumowska. Their documentary short ‘Silence’ (1997) won him an award for best cinematography at a film festival in Mexico. Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert have been working together as a duo of screenwriters and directors on various projects for more than 20 years. In addition, Englert also acts as director of photography in the films they make.

Sales Agent: Memento Films

Drama | LGBTQIA+ | Woman Filmmaker | Human Rights
India Premiere

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