Małgorzata is of the most recognized contemporary Polish film directors. She has written, directed, and produced numerous feature and documentary films that have been acknowledged at the most prestigious film festivals around the globe.
After two well-received shorts, her first feature –Happy Man (2000) – was nominated ‘Discovery of the Year’ at the European Film Awards and won the Special Prize in Thessaloniki. Her second feature, Strangers (2004) was presented at Sundance and Berlinale; 33 Scenes From Life (2008) won her the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Festival. She later directed Elles (2011) with Juliette Binoche and In The Name Of (ROK), which won the Teddy Award at Berlinale. In 2015, Szumowska returned to the Berlin festival with Body and later, Mug in 2018, which won her the Silver Bear for Best Director and Grand Jury Prize respectively.
Her first English language feature, The Other Lamb(2019), was screened at numerous film festivals around the world, receiving nominations, awards, and excellent press reviews.
In 2020, Malgoska Szumowska returned with her new feature, Never Gonna Snow Again., It premiered in the main competition at the 77th Venice International Festival.. It was also included in the selection of the 2020 Telluride Film Festival. The film has been selected as Poland’s official Oscars 2021 submission.
In 2020, Malgoska also directed a short film for Miu Miu.