Every behavior, every decision we make matters. Awareness of the relationship between man and nature is deeper if you can live in the heart of nature, if you also have sufficient mindfulness, patience and empathy. In the world of Simona Kossak, who lives in the Białowieska primeval forest, nature is our home. We should show empathy and respect in our relationship with the world, other people, animals and nature. Colorful and uncompromising, ahead of her time, Simona was also an “ugly duckling” of the Kossak family of artists. We see the heroine of the movie through the eyes of Ida Matysek, whose ancestor was Simona. Ida comes to Białowieża from Finland to sort out the family heirlooms.
Born in 1958 in Warsaw. Screenwriter, producer, documentary filmmaker and director of film and television. She graduated from the directing department of National Film School in Łódź. She has won several prizes and awards for her short film “1-1”. In her work there are also two full-length films: “Amok” (1998) for which she won the prize for best film debut at the FPFF in Gdynia and “Warsaw by Night” (2015). She has been working as an independent film producer since 1992.
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Thrusday, 11/10/22 7:00 pm.
2021, 91 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles