Maria Skłodowska-Curie, a physicist and chemist, working mainly in France, is famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She was also the first female professor at the University of Paris (La Sorbonne), and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in Paris’ Panthéon.
The film portraits her as an unusual woman, a warm and loving mother, a great sister. Thanks to recently found, unpublished letters of Maria we get to know some details about her family and her co-workers. In the documentary we also watch contemporary scientists talking about Maria Skłodowska-Curie’s still lasting influence.
- Witold Będkowski, Alicja Albrecht
- Alicja Albrecht, Marek Modzelewski