Film details


Premiere: 19.11.2021

Director:Katarzyna Klimkiewicz

Producer:RE Studio, Renata Czarnkowska-Listoś, Maria Gołoś


The biggest sex symbol of the Polish People's Republic.

Warsaw, the 1960s. Millions of Poles sit in front of their black-and-white TV screens.

Suddenly, someone appears and draws their attention. It is Kalina Jędrusik (Maria Dębska) – a phenomenal actress and singer who brings colour into this grey, dreary reality. She shines with her grace and sex appeal, leaving men electrified and women outraged. She is the first sex symbol in the Polish People’s Republic, the Polish Marilyn Monroe.

Kalina refuses to give in to what is expected of women in her times. She lives by her own rules, and this is not always appreciated by the prudish society and certain influential people in power. She is involved in many scandals, lives in a ménage à trois with her husband, Stanisław Dygat (Leszek Lichota) and Lucek (Krzysztof Zalewski), makes controversial statements and wears outfits that radiate sex appeal, causing her to become one of the most controversial figures in the Polish People’s Republic. And yet, the biggest scandal in her career is still to come…

“Autumn Girl” depicts an important part of the life of Kalina Jędrusik, who is obviously one of the biggest icons of the Polish pop culture. It is a story of the highs and lows of her turbulent career, her proudest and most embarrassing moments. Her own story is accompanied by the bigger picture – the wild parties of the cream of the contemporary society.

The cast will also include other landmark figures of the Polish cultural scene: Kazimierz Kutz (Borys Szyc), Tadeusz Konwicki (Paweł Tomaszewski) or founders of the Elderly Gentlemen’s Cabaret – Jeremi Przybora (Rafał Rutkowski) and Jerzy Wasowski (Dariusz Basiński).

Photos & videos



Katarzyna Klimkiewicz


Patrycja Mnich, Katarzyna Klimkiewicz


RE Studio, Renata Czarnkowska-Listoś, Maria Gołoś


Telewizja Polska, Next Film, Mazowiecki i Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy, Chimney Poland, DI Factory, Aeroplan Studios


Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej


Ewa Jastrzębska

executive producer

Weronika Bilska


Wojciech Żogała

production design

Anna Imiela-Szcześniak


Ewa Kowalewska, Janusz Kaleja


Marta Kownacka

casting director

Robert Czyżewicz, Maciej Pawłowski


Radek Luka


Ireneusz Grzyb


Sylwia Rajdaszka

production manager

DI Factory

post production

Chimney Poland


Aeroplan Studios

sound post production

Awards & festivals

Polish Film Festival

Golden Lion - nominee (Main Competition)

IFF New Horizons

Gala Screening

Press kit

Press release - teaser and poster