Directed "Body," which was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival
Directed the critically-acclaimed drama "In the Name Of"
Directed her first documentary feature "Mój tata Maciek"
Directed her feature film debut "Happy Man"
Directed the award-winning documentary short "Cisza"
Prior to directing narrative features, Szumowska made documentary short films that explored life in Poland.
"Poland and my roots are very important for me. That’s why I decided to make a feature film in Poland, and with only Polish money. It's so great to have all this international experience behind me – I now feel freer in my own country. My horizons are also broadened by working with so many people around Europe. They taught me what I never would have learned just staying in my own country. This mixture of Polish, not Polish, of being European, gives me a perspective to see Poland through 'new eyes' – paradoxically, more closely... because it’s from a kind of distance." - from The Hollywood Reporter, February 13, 2013