Natasza Cetner

Natasza Cetner



Natasza Cetner is a renowned Polish film director, screenwriter and producer. She is best known for her Academy Award-nominated film, “In Darkness” (2011).

Cetner was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1977. She attended the National Film School in Łódź, Poland, and graduated in 2005. After completing her studies, she began her career in the film industry as a script supervisor, working on films such as “Fever” (2006) and “Loving You” (2008).

In 2010, Cetner wrote and directed her first feature film, “In Darkness”, which was based on the story of Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivor Leopold Socha. The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Following the success of “In Darkness”, she directed the feature film “The Unseen” (2014) and the drama series “The Pact” (2016).

In addition to her directing work, Cetner has also served as a producer for several films, including “Winter’s Journey” (2017) and “The Coldest Game” (2019). She is also the co-founder of the production company, Tugendhat Productions, which she established with her husband and producing partner, Jakub Tugendhat.

Cetner’s work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including a best director award at the Gdynia Film Festival for “In Darkness”, a best screenplay award at the San Diego International Film Festival for “The Unseen”, and a best director award at the European Film Awards for “The Coldest Game”.

Natasza Cetner is an acclaimed Polish film director, screenwriter and producer who has achieved international success with her films. Her work has been widely praised for its compelling stories and powerful performances, and she has earned numerous awards and accolades for her efforts.

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