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Woman On The Roof

Woman On The Roof

Original name: Kobieta Na Dachu
English name: Woman On The Roof
Year: 2022
Run time: 97 Min
Language: Polish
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Poland, France, Sweden
Director: Anna Jadowska
Producers: Maria Blicharska
cast: Dorota Pomykala, Bogdan Koca, Adam Bobik, Agnieszka Suchora, Ewa Stańczyk, Edyta Januszewsk
Screenplay: Anna Jadowska
Cinematographer: Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
Editor: Julia Gregory, Piotr Kmiecik
Sound Designer: Roman Dymny, Vincent Verdoux
Music Composer: Katharina Nuttall
Production Company: Donten & Lacroix Films
World Sales: Loco Films


  • Tribeca FF 2023
  • CamerImage 2023
  • Seattle IFF 2023
  • Brussels IFF 2023
  • Hanoi IFF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2003 Touch Me
  • 2003 Corridor (Short)
  • 2005 Now, Me
  • 2017 Wild Roses

Director's Biography:

 Anna Jadowska

Anna Jadowska graduated from Łódź Film School and Wajda Masterschool of Directing, her feature Touch Me (Berlinale 2003 Forum section) won the Grand Independent Cinema Prize in Poland in 2004. The same year, her short film Corridor is selected to the Cannes Critics’ Week. In 2005, she won the Best Polish Debut Award for her film Now, Me. Her last feature, Wild Roses (2017) won numerous awards among which the Impact Award Stockholm IFF, 5 Awards Cottbus IFF.


Mirka, a 60-year old woman, appears to have a normal life. One morning she starts her day like any other, wakes up early, puts her family’s clothes out to dry and purchases food for her fish and commits a bank robbery with a kitchen knife. This unexpected act, breaks her family and life apart and she is forced to look within and discover what she must change to ensure a more fulfilling life. She realises that her need for money is surpassed only by her need for love.