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Dorota Stalińska

Film and theatre actress, versatile artist. She graduated from The the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. She has cooperated with such directors as A. Wajda, J.Skolimowski, A. Holland, P. Szulkim, F. Bajon, M. Golan (in the American film Hannas War).
Dorota Stalińska is known from her uncompromising approach to the art of acting. Already during the last year of her education, she began to work in the Wola Theatre in Warsaw. She made her debut in Tadeusz Łomnicki’s Pierwszy dzień miłości (1976), originally written by Leon Kruczkowski, where she played Luzzia, and as Marquita in Gdy rozum śpi. In Wrocław Contemporary Theatre she played Eva in Joe Alex Panny z Acheronu. She was also an assistant of director Grzegorz Sobociński. In Warsaw’s Institut Français she played the role of Ubica, and also co-authored the script to Piotr Szulkin’s Ubu król. Her other roles were in Krystyna Janda’s Na szkle malowane and in Jacek Koprowicz’s play entitled Love me tender, which Stalińska herself directed. In 1976 she had her debut in Teatr Telewizji, in Stanisław Wohl’s Hotel pod Poległym Alpinistą.

She began her film career already during her studies, e.g. in Sekstolatki and Telefon w najważniejszym dniu życia. In 1976 she played the role of a reporter in Andrzej Wajda’s Człowiek z marmuru and in Agnieszka Holland’s Niedzielne dzieci. Her roles in Barbara Sass’ films were the beginning of their many-years’ cooperation, and the role of “Perełka” in Krzyk (1982) was created specifically for Dorota Stalińska.
Monodramas are still her favorite form of artistic expression – she writes them by herself, and also prepares costumes and scenography. Stalińska’s. The artistry of her acting could be admired in, among others, Tabu, Żmija, Utracona część Katarzyny Blum, or Zgaga, czyli tragiczne skutki poplątania jedzenia z miłością monodramas.
Apart from acting, Dorota Stalińska is also interested in poetry. She published three collections of poems: Pożyczone natchnienie, Niewierny czas and Agape.
Stalińska won numerous awards, e.g. the Main Prize in Polish Festival of One Actor Theatres in Toruń, Golden Lions at Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdańsk, Zbigniew Cybulski’s Złoty Ekran award, Złota Kaczka awarded by the readers of FILM magazine and Silver Medal for Merit to Culture Gloria Artis, awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.