Polish director and film screenwriter, she studied Polish and Hebrew studies. During the beginning of her career, she worked at production of TV, commercial and documentary films, later she worked as a secondary director at production of feature films (i.a. Młode Wilki and Farrago). The most fruitful period of her career were years of cooperation with her husband, Krzysztof Krauze. They were one of the most creative couples, not only in the Polish, but also in the European cinema. Joanna Kos-Krauze was the originator, co-screenwriter and the secondary director of frequently awarded Mój Nikifor, the originator and co-director of Plac Zbawiciela (awarded i.a. at the Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia) and Papusza (which received i.a. award at the Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia and Special Jury Award at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival). Currently she’s finishing work on her film Ptaki śpiewają w Kigali – a history of a young girl from the Tutsi tribe saved by a Norwegian ornithologist, takin place during the Rwanda genocide.