Friday, May 13 | 7:00 p.m. | Warszawa screening room
Festival Opening Gala with a screening of the film SIMONA and a meeting with director Natalia Koryncka-Gruz
Invitations and tickets.
In Polish only
Ida Matysek, the grandniece of Simona Kossak, travels to the Białowieża Forest. She is the heir of Lech Wilczek – Simona Kossak’s partner, and the author of numerous pictures documenting their life together. Sorting through the photos left by Wilczek, Ida uncovers stories from the life he had with Simona, captured in the photographs and their friends’ memories. She takes us into the magical, primaeval but also the contemporary realm of the Forest. The film tells the story of the extraordinary life of Simona, the daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter of the famous Kossak family, who left Cracow and found a home away from civilisation, working as a psychologist and wildlife researcher.
Przemek Rydzewski – co-creator and coordinator of the Tri-City edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity.