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.
Logline: Mary is a lonely, small-town, grocery store worker, living a carefree life. On the eve of her 50th birthday, Mary’s life soon begins to take on a totally unexpected turn for the better – becoming an awesome revelation.
Mary, just about to turn 50, works in a supermarket and her life isn’t all that exciting. Then, one day, plagued by the annoying symptoms of her menopause, she overdoses on the hormon patches her doctor prescribed to her and when her vibrant and free-spirited niece Helena decides to crash at her house, Mary’s senses and imagination suddenly come alive. Now the two women are forced to redefine their relationship – in order to break free once and for all. The film is a quirky, darkly comic tale starring a stunning screen newcomer Grażyna Misiorowska. Story of a woman reclaiming her own body — as well as a moving tale of fantasy and reality clashing in a world that ignores the power of women.