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Still from the movie Marie Curie, directed by Marie Noelle, 2016. In the picture: Karolina Gruszka, photo: Grzegorz Hartfiel

In Marie Noelle’s biopic there is drama and romance, story of emancipation and forbidden love, there is also a portrayal of an epoch. The only thing lacking is Marie Curie, her intelligence, genius and exceptionality.

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Izabela Kuna as Bronisława Skłodowska - sister of Maria Curie-Skłodowska, photo: Pokromski Studio

The remarkable Noble prize winner will be played by Karolina Gruszka. The film will also star Daniel Olbrychski and Izabela Kuna. The production of Poland, Germany, France and Belgium will premiere in 2016.

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Picasso's drawing of Warsaw Mermaid, photo: public domain

Great artists recognize the charm of great cities. Picasso, the matador of 20th-century art, once met the Syrenka – Warsaw’s 14th-century mermaid. The child of this affair was born in 1948 in the Koło district. She measured 1.8m x 1.7m, and waved a hammer instead of a shield. “My God, it was huge,” reported one witness, “her bosoms were like two balloons.”

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