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Małgorzata Dobrowolska

Małgorzata Dobrowolska

Małgorzata Dobrowolska was born on 2nd June 1958 in Kamienna Góra. She graduated from the Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Wrocław. She made her debut in Wrocław, at the Polish Theatre.

In March 1981 she emigrated to Australia. One year later she played the role of Dionysus in a play titled “The Bacchae” at a theatre in Sydney. Her performance as Nina in “Silver City”, a film about the post-war emigration of Poles to Australia, was nominated to the Australian Film Institute award in “The Best Actress” category. In emigration Małgorzata Dobrowolska played in films, TV shows, theatre and also worked in the radio.

At the end of the 1990s she came back to the Polish screen starring in films by Jerzy Stuhr and Przemysław Wojcieszek. In 2007, the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival in Wrocław featured a review of her artistic output.

Today Małgorzata Dobrowolska lives in Sydney.

Interviewed by Edi Pyrek in 2011 in Sydney.

interview excerpts
Holiday marked by political asylum
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Last day in Poland, and first in Australia
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A divine role, the beginnings of a career in a new country
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A visit to free Poland
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Emigration as a test of oneself
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"I had to leave everything and save it to the memory"
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Encrypted letters from Poland
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"My Polishness will always remain a part of me"
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