Wojciech Kossak. EMILIA PLATER SKIRMISHING AT SZAWLE
The November uprising, an act of patriotic rebellion against Russia initiated on 29 november 1830, also encompassed Lithuania. Emilia Plater, a 24-year-old noblewoman from Vilnius, decided to join the insurgency. Having gathered her own troops, she fought against the Russians, and became a legend and the symbol of a patriotic woman fighting for polish independence.
The painting is part of a private collection.
written by Marek Brodzki
director of photography Paweł Flis
set design Marek Warszewski
edited by Wojciech Janas
sound Andrzej Lewandowski, Karol Mańkowski
costumes Katarzyna Lewińska
make up Janusz Kaleja
cast Magdalena Osińska, Barbara Garstka, Piotr Biedroń
narrated by Olgierd Łukaszewicz
production Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych
produced by Włodzimierz Niederhaus
production manager Andrzej Besztak