Chris CURLING (Zephyr Films), Jens MEURER (Egoli Tossell Film AG)
Oscar-nominee Agnieszka Holland's new film tells the staggering love story of a woman whose capacity to love is as boundless as her will to rule. Catherine, a Polish battlefield whore, falls in love with Tsar Peter the Great. Against all the odds, the Emperor marries the lowly wench whom he respects as his equal. As Catherine I. she goes on to rule the largest Empire of the world.