Maja Komorowska

Actor, Drama teacher
A talented and highly intense dramatic actor, Komorowska trained with experimental theater director and theorist Jerzy Grotowski, who clearly played a role in shaping her highly physical, emotive acting style. After ... Read more »
Born: 12/22/1937 in Poland

Filmography

other (18)

Katyń 2009 (Movie)

Captain's Mother (Actor)

Popieluszko. Wolnosc jest w nas 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dekalog 1 2000 (Movie)

Irena--The Aunt (Actor)

Wyrok na Franciszka Klosav 1999 (Movie)

Klos's Mother (Actor)

In Full Gallop 1996 (Movie)

Aunt Idalia (Actor)

Notturno 1993 (Movie)

Anna Schubert (Actor)

Lawa 1988 (Movie)

Pilgrim/Wizard (Actor)

Stan Posiadania 1988 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Blaubart 1984 (Movie)

Katharina (Actor)

Rok Spokonjnego Slonca 1983 (Movie)

Emilia (Actor)

From a Far Country: Pope John Paul II 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Panny z Wilka 1978 (Movie)

Yola (Actor)

Wege in der Nacht 1978 (Movie)

Elzbieta (Actor)

Spirala 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Woman's Decision 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wesele 1971 (Movie)

Rachela (Actor)

Za Sciana 1970 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Zycie Rodzinne 1970 (Movie)

Bella (Actor)

Biography

A talented and highly intense dramatic actor, Komorowska trained with experimental theater director and theorist Jerzy Grotowski, who clearly played a role in shaping her highly physical, emotive acting style. After gaining experience onstage, she began to act in films in the early 1970s, with over a dozen very occasional but regular appearances to her credit by the 90s. With her wide-eyed and mournful, pensive expression, Komorowska has typically played somewhat eccentric aunts, mothers or "black sheep" daughters, women suffering, willingly or not, because of wartime conditions, longstanding cultural barriers or the instability of human love and communication.

EDUCATION

studied under the famous theorist and experimental theater director Jerzy Grotowski

Milestones

1996

Returned to feature films after a prominent absence with a leading role in Zanussi's "Cwal/At Full Gallop"

1984

Acted in first film co-produced by US interests: "Rok Spokonjnego Slonca/The Year of the Quiet Sun", a co-production with Poland

1979

First non-Polish feature credit, the West German production, "Wege in der Nacht/Night Paths"

1970

First acted in the cinema and first worked with filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi on the films, "Zycie rodzinne/Family Life" and "Za sciana/Behind the Wall"

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