Marie Curie. The Courage of Knowledge

Release date: 03-03-2017
Director: Marie Noëlle
directed by Marie Noëlle written by Marie Noëlle, Andrea Stoll director pf photography Michał Englert production design by Eduard Krajewski costume design by Cristobal Pidre Fernandez, Florence Scholtes make-up by Waldemar Pokromski, Mira Wojtczak sound by Philippe Vanendriessche music by Bruno Coulais edited by Lenka Fillnerova production manager Janusz B. Czech executive producer Ralf Ziemmermann producer Mikołaj Pokromski co-producers Marie Noëlle, Brigitte Faure produced by Pokromski Studio co-produced by P’Artisan Filmproduktion, Sephia co-financed by The Polish Film Institute distribution in Poland Kino Świat heroine Maria Skłodowska-Curie
 
cast Karolina Gruszka (Maria Skłodowska-Curie), Charles Berling (Piotr Curie), Izabela Kuna (Bronisława Skłodowska, Maria’s sister), Daniel Olbrychski (Emilie Amagat), Fabrizio Rongione (Paul Langevin), André Wilms, Sabin Tambrea, Samuel Finzi, Piotr Głowacki (Albert Einstein), Arieh Worthalter, Jan Frycz

colour, 100′

Germany, Poland, France 2016

 

The story of an extraordinary woman, forced to leave her homeland and move to France to begin the scientific career that would bring her global acclaim. In all written texts on Marie Skłodowska-Curie , she would be presented only in terms of her genius. Until recently, the tragic death of Marie’s husband and her subsequent affair with Paul Langevin were never addressed in public. When Marie’s affair with her married colleague comes to light following an intrigue by Paul’s betrayed wife, the tabloids launch a ruthless smear campaign, protesting against Skłodowska-Curie being awarded the second Nobel prize. Skłodowska-Curie, whose humble and noble life had always been dedicated to her work, is suddenly accused of wrecking a model French family and bringing disgrace to the name of her beloved husband.