(selection, all co-dir) Plac Zbawiciela/Saviour Square (2006), Papusza (2013), Ptaki śpiewają w Kigali/Birds Are Singing in Kigali (2017)
More info: Wikipedia, Joanna Kos-Krauze
Joanna Kos-Krauze at IFFR
Nikifor was a Polish naive painter, here played by the fantastic eight-year-old Theatre actress (!) Feldman. The prize-winning film describes his adventures in the last years of his life, in communist Poland in the 1960s when Nikifor meets the would-be painter and apparatchik Wlosinsksi, who recognises his genius.
Biopic about the rise and fall of Papusza, the most famous Roma poet ever. Her discovery by Jerzy Ficowski made her a literary sensation, although she was accused of betraying her own community. She died destitute, lonely and almost insane.
Birds Are Singing in Kigali
Painstaking, poignant portrait of two women thrown together after the Rwandan genocide of 1994: Polish academic Anna and young Rwandan refugee Claudine. The two try to build a new life in Poland. Winner of (shared) best-actress award in Karlovy Vary and Chicago.