Writer / Director
Daria graduated from the Jagiellonian University, followed by studies in theatre and film directing at the Krzysztof Kieslowski Faculty of Radio and Television University in Silesia in Katowice. She completed film directing and screenwriting masterclasses at the Wajda School. THE DOGCATCHER is her latest short which has already won major awards at the Oscar-qualifying Rhode Island Film Festival 2016 and at Poland’s most prestigious domestic film event, Gdynia Film Festival 2016.
MARYGOROUnD is a black comedy drama about Mary, just about to turn 50, an agnostic collector of virgin Mary statues. Due to annoying symptoms related to menopause she is forced to see her gynaecologist. He gives her special menopausal patches which are supposed to bring immediate relief. That same night Mary’s liberated and vibrant niece – Helena crashes her house, as usual, to sleep on the sofa. Whether due to hormones or other reasons, this time Mary behaves differently and Helena notices immediately. Mary’s senses and imagination are suddenly alive. she starts exploring life and looking for new adventures. Helena’s supportive and understanding auntie is gone. This leads to complications and forces the two women to redefine their relationship. Mary undergoes significant change which Helena must learn to accept. When Mary breaks free from her life- long illusions, she is finally ready to lose her virginity, in a literal and metaphorical sense, and become a new person.