Marie Curie co-pro to film across Europe
Shooting under the working title Maria Skłodowska-Curie, the film depicts the history of the famous Polish forerunner in science and the double winner of the Nobel Prize for physics and chemistry.
The feature will highlight the story of an ordinary woman who was forced to leave her homeland in order to achieve extraordinary things and become a world-renowned scientist. Polish actress Karolina Gruszka (Kislorod, All About My Parents) will take on the role of Marie Curie.
The beginning of the shoot is planned for April in Belgium; the crew will move to Poland this year in mid-May. Once there the production will shoot in in Łódź, Kraków and Łeba. Other film locations are Paris and Munich.
The feature will be shot in the French language and will be created by an international crew, helmed by French director Marie Noelle.
According to the creators Noelle and Andrea Stoll, the 100 min film will not be so much a biopic as a drama – depicting Curie’s emotional journey to Paris at the turn of the centuries, full of great scientific visions, unfulfilled loves, intrigue and betrayals.
The film comes from Polish production company Pokromski Studio, which participated in the production of the 2012 documentary F*ck For Forest. Co-producing partners are P’Artisan Filmproduktion (Germany), Sepia Production (France) and Climax Films (Belgium).
“The film isn't going to be yet another retrospective of the impressive life and academic achievements of Maria Skłodowska-Curie, which have been presented by many filmmakers from all over the world; it will be the first such portrait of this outstanding woman,” says producer Mikołaj Pokromski.
“The picture will be a tale of her sorrows and joys, moments of triumph and defeat not only in the academic sphere but above all in her private and family life. We want to show the so far unknown side of the protagonist.”