Daria Woszek (Poland)

Daria Woszek is a Polish theatre and film director. She graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and completed studies in theatre and film directing at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia in Katowice, as well as film directing and screenwriting courses at the Wajda School in Warsaw. After a couple of award-winning student films, Spowiedź (2009) and Fidelity (2011), her short film The Dogcatcher (2015) gathered many international awards, such as the Best Short Film awards at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and at the Gdynia Film Festival in Poland. Her daring debut feature film, Marygoround (2020), premiered at SXSW and received the Best Film Award at the Gijón Film Festival in Spain, as well as the awards for Best Film, Best Directing and Best Actress at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal. Daria is currently developing Breaths, her second feature film.

Breaths Mara and Lola are stuck in a virgin forest by a lake during their holidays. Mara will have to deal with her demons by unifying with Lola, who is chased by three archetypical generations of men: her father, her partner and her son. Since mythical creatures inhabit the boundless forest, both women will have to push themselves to the limits of their perceptions.