Through blending eye-witness commentary with cinema-style re-enactments, Katarzyna Kowalska’s documentary Polski El Greco (The Polish El Greco) which premieres Monday night, took four years to make and, says the director, “is the story of the struggle of two female inventors, unheard, unappreciated, who for many years no one wanted to take seriously. It is a story about the extraordinary passion of two young women who did not doubt for a moment what their intuition told them.”
The submitted works, inspired by similar initiatives that take place during the COVID-19 lockdown, were assessed by a specially selected competition commission comprised of the organizers as well as a panel of independent judges.
More than forty years ago, the picture by one of the greatest painters in art history was found hanging in the rectory of a small parish church in Kosów Lacki. Now, Dr Izabella Galicka, one of the woman who found it, has been awarded the medal for services to culture.