Katia Lewkowicz is the recipient of TheWIFTS Screenwriter Award (she also directed) for French Dolls (Tiens-toi Droite) - a metaphorical tale of the search for true identity and authenticity of self in today's society. TheWIFTS Award is shared with co-writer Maud Ameline.
Katia Lewkowicz is among a group of talented filmmakers growing in statue in French cinema. Katia studied acting in Paris at various 'schools for acting' in Paris and New York, the Cours Florent - Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique (CNSAD), with Klaus Maria Grüber, and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York, between 1993 and 1999.
Working with a variety of noted directors, including Jean-Pierre Miquel, Maurice Bénicho, Frédéric Bélier-Garcia, Jacques Lassalle, Eric Ruf, and Rodolphe Dana. Lewkowicz has appeared on stage in works by or adapted from Sophocles, Boccaccio, Molière, Racine, Corneille, Marivaux, Chekhov, Genet, and Pasolini.
In her acting career she appeared in a number of short films, TV series and feature films including: Hard (directed by Cathy Verney), Nina's House (directed by Richard Dembo), and I Do (directed by Eric Lartigau).
Lewkowicz directed her first short film, C'est pour quand?, starring Benjamin Biolay and Valérie Donzelli, for the TV collection Ecrire pour un chanteur (2009), and made her feature film directorial debut two years later with Bachelor Days Are Over, starring Benjamin Biolay, Emmanuelle Devos and Nicole Garcia. French Dolls (Tiens-toi Droite) is her second feature film as a director.
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