Film - Homage | Małgorzata Szumowska Filmfest 2021


Directed by Małgorzata Szumowska


Director: Małgorzata Szumowska
Section: Homage | Małgorzata Szumowska
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Language: French, Polish, English
Version: Original version with German subtitles
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Anaïs Demoustier, Joanna Kulig, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
18+ (no age rating)


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Anne, a well-off, Paris-based mother of two and investigative journalist for ELLE, is writing an article about student prostitution. Her meetings with two fiercely independent young women, Alicja and Charlotte, are profound and unsettling, moving her to question her most intimate convictions about money, family and sex.

Meet the director


Małgorzata Szumowska

Małgorzata Szumowska was born in Kraków, Poland, in 1973. While studying directing at the State Academy of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź, she met cinematographer, screenwriter, and producer Michał Englert, with whom she has collaborated on more than a dozen documentaries and feature films. These include the documentary short SILENCE (1997) and the feature films 33 SCENES FROM LIFE (2008), IN THE NAME OF (2013), BODY (2015), and MUG (2017), the last three of which received the awards for best feature film, best director, and the Jury Grand Prix, respectively, at the Berlinale. Szumowska’s first English-language feature film, THE OTHER LAMB (2019), was screened at the Toronto, San Sebastián and London festivals. She collaborated with Englert once more on NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN, which he co-directed.


Screenplay: Tine Byrckel, Malgoska Szumowska
Director of Photography: Michał Englert
Film Editor: Françoise Tourmen, Jacek Drosio
Costume Design: Katarzyna Lewinska
Sound: André Rigaut
Casting director: Aurélie Guichard
Producer: Marianne Slot
Production Company: Slot Machine
Co-Producer: Agnieszka Kurzydło, Bettina Brokemper, Beata Ryczkowska, Reinhold Elschot
Co-Production Company: Zentropa International Poland, Warschau; Zentropa International Köln