She directs, writes screenplays, edits. She would observe the work of a film crew on the sets of her mum, director Jadwiga Kędzierzawska, when she was only a few years old. She studied at the University of Lodz (Faculty of Culture Studies), at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow (Faculty of Feature Directing) and the Lodz Film School. Her short film, The Egg (1982), which she made as a second-year student, was nominated for a student Oscar. Winner of many individual awards, including the Golden Alexander for career achievement at the 2010 Thessaloniki IFF or Peace Film Award at the 2011 Berlin IFF. Author of widely-acclaimed films: The End of the World (1988), Devils, devils (1991), Crows (1994), Nothing (1998), I Am (2005), Time to Die (2007), Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010) and Another World (2012). Since 2011 she has been the co-creator of the Light-sensitive Poland project that promotes ambitious Polish cinema in smaller towns across Poland.