Film director and scriptwriter. Born in Warsaw: 1948. In 1971, she graduated from the Prague Film School (FAMU). Began as an assistant to director Krzysztof Zanussi in „Illumination”. In 1972-1981, she belonged to the „X” Filmmakers’ Team under Andrzej Wajda. As a scriptwriter she worked for, without limitation, A. Wajda, A. Zajàczkowski, J. Bogayewicz. She directed numerous theater and TV shows. Since 1981, she has lived and worked in Western Europe. A Member of the European Film Academy. She made more than 20 feature films and is the author of numerous scripts. Nominated twice to Oscar Award.