Agata Kulesza is a Polish documentary filmmaker and actress who has made a name for herself in the film industry. She was born in Warsaw in 1974 and studied acting at the National Film School in Łódź. After graduating, she began her acting career in Polish theater and film productions.
Kulesza made her directorial debut in 2006 with the documentary “The Year of the Black Cat” which won the Grand Prix at the Krakow Film Festival. She followed it up with her first feature film, “The Comedy” which was released in 2012 and premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Kulesza is best known for her 2014 documentary “My Friend the Polish Girl” which was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Documentary. It follows the story of a young Polish woman living in London, who is struggling to find her place in the world. The film was praised for its innovative approach to documentary filmmaking, and Kulesza was praised for her creative use of visuals and sound.
In 2016, Kulesza directed the drama “The Last Family” which won the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film follows the story of a family living in communist-era Poland, and was praised for its exploration of the complexity of their relationships. Kulesza received further acclaim for her direction of this film, and it was nominated for several awards.
Kulesza has also acted in a number of films, including “Ida” (2013), “Cold War” (2018), and “Corpus Christi” (2020). She has also written and directed several short films, such as “Kamikaze” (2006) and “A Trip to the Moon” (2019).
Kulesza is an accomplished filmmaker and actress who has made a name for herself in the international film industry. Her work is often praised for its innovative use of visuals and sound, and her films are lauded for their insightful exploration of human relationships and the complexity of life.