World CinemaWoman of...
- Human Rights/Labor/Social
- Production Year2023
- Running Time131min
- Format DCP
Director Małgorzata Szumowska, who demonstrated her interest in the body and sexuality through works such as Elles (2011), In the Name of (2013), and Body (2015), presents a journey in her new film Woman of…, where a woman trapped within a man’s body seeks her true identity. Aniela has spent her entire life living as Andrzej, a man with a devoted wife and two childeren in a small village, appearing as an ordinary clerk. However, Andrzej’s life is brimming with secrets and lies that his devoutly Catholic parents and wife have deliberately ignored. In the introductory scene, the camera of Michał Englert, the co-director and cinematographer of the film, zooms in on Aniela’s bare feet concealed within Andrzej’s socks. Aniela’s feet take steps through the fear and misery of personal history amidst Poland’s turmoil, and at the end of the road, we discover an unexpectedly warm and tender love. (Karen PARK)
Born in Krakow, Poland in 1973, Szumowska has collaborated with Director Michal Englert for over twenty years. He won the Silver Leopard at Locarno for 33 Scenes from Life (2008), the Teddy Award at Berlin for In the Name Of (2013), the Best Director Award at Berlinale for Body (2015), and the Jury Grand Prix at the Berlin Film Festival for Mug (2018). Woman of… was also invited to the competition section at the Venice Film Festival.
Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1975. Englert is a cinematographer and screenwriter. He has collaborated with Director Małgorzata Szumowska for over twenty years, participating in films such as 33 Scenes from Life (2008), In the Name Of (2013), Body (2015), and Mug (2018).
- Małgorzata SZUMOWSKA, Michał ENGLERT
- Klaudia ŚMIEJA-ROSTWOROWSKA, Katarzyna JORDAN-KULCZYK, Gregory JANKILEVITSCH, Bogna SZEWCZYK-SKUPIEŃ, Małgorzata SZUMOWSKA, Michał ENGLERT
- Małgorzata HAJEWSKA-KRZYSZTOFIK, Joanna KULIG, Mateusz WIĘCŁAWEK, Bogumiła BAJOR
- Jonas KELLAGHER
- Kristina BORJESON
- Production Company
Poland Nabielaka 15
- World Sales
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