Ewa Bukowska was born on 27th August 1966 in Aleksandrów Kujawski. She is an actress, director, screenwriter, author, and producer of TV programmes. She graduated from the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków.
Initially she was interested in dancing, and attended ballet school, but at the same time she was fascinated by the theatre. However, during her studies she made her debut in the cinema, in a film which was one of the biggest hits in the early years after the fall of communism – Kroll, directed by Władysław Pasikowski. This film opened the door to the careers of both Pasikowski and Bogusław Linda, who had become a full-time macho in the Polish cinema.
The actress performed in such productions as Three Days in April, a German TV drama, Lato miłości (Summer of Love) by Feliks Falk (1994), and an action film Polska śmierć (Polish Death) by Waldemar Krzystek. She also played in the movie directed by Dorota Kędzierzawska, Wrony (Crows) (1994), filmed in Toruń. Furthermore, Bukowska was building her career in television, where she played in numerous Polish TV series: Fala zbrodni (Crime Wave) (2007), Kryminalni (Crime Detectives) (2007), Dom nad rozlewiskiem (The House in the Backwater), M jak miłość (L for Love) (2009), and since 2017 she has been playing the role of Elżbieta Adamczyk, Kalina’s mother, in Pierwsza miłość (First Love).
She has produced two feature films: Sukces (Success) (2003), and Blok.Pl (Block.Pl) (2001); both films were directed by her husband, Marek Bukowski.
In 2013 Ms Bukowska debuted as the Director of a short feature film Powrót (The Return). It tells the story of Piotr, a soldier on a Polish mission in Afghanistan, who unexpectedly returns home to his wife and daughter. He is different, as he is hiding a dark secret.
In 2018 Bukowska debuted in directing a full-length feature film 53 Wojny (53 Wars), which was selected for the Visions Apart Competition in the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. It tells the story of a life of a war correspondent’s wife. The film was based on the book entitled Miłość z kamienia (Love from Stone) by Grażyna Jagielska, and was recognised by both critics and audiences. The main roles were played by Magdalena Popławska and Michał Żurawski.
As a director
As an actress
As a producer
Selected awards and distinctions
The Janusz “Kuba” Morgenstern “Perspektywa” Award for the film 53 wojny (53 Wars); The Youth Jury Award at the Koszalin Młodzi i Film Film-Debut Festival.