Edition : 1st Poland 2016


Director (Poland)


Wojciech Smarzowski (born 18 January 1963 in Korczyna) is a Polish screenwriter and director. He studied filmmaking at the Jagiellonian University and the National Film School in Łódź (1990). His 2004 film, The Wedding earned special jury mention at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2005. He began his film career as a video camera operator.

Smarzowski’s film Róża gained the Polish Film Award in seven categories in 2011. Wolyn (2016) won eight. 

Kler (2018)  broke box-office records in Poland in its first weekend after opening, and after three weeks had been seen by 3​12 million people, about 10% of Poland’s population