Katarzyna Łęcka

Born in 1982, director and screenwriter Katarzyna Łęcka is a graduate of the Wajda School of Film Directing and the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. A finalist in the prestigious Script Pro screenplay competition.

She began her career in the arts as an actress in Krystian Lupa's ensemble at the National Old Theatre in Krakow, going on to explore the mysteries of directing by assisting a number of distinguished practitioners. She has developed her own, original programme for the students in the Acting Department at the Academy of Dramatic Art , where she focus on teaching physical awareness and relaxation techniques.

She combines the skill of working with actors which she developed in the theatre with her filmmaking skills to create evocative images brimming with emotion. She was spotted by Agnieszka Holland during an assessment of film projects at the Polish Film Institute and by Paweł Pawlikowski, who mentored her short film debut, „Pars Pro Toto”.