- Duration: 161 x 25’
- Genre: HISTORICAL PERIOD DRAMA
- Resolution: HD
- Year: 2018
This colourful costume drama is dedicated to the medieval history of Poland. The series portrays country’s glory during the reign of the last king of the Piast dynasty. The script is based on historical facts and enriched with some fictional elements. Besides the contemporary language used in the series, the realities of the past times are faithfully reconstructed.
The telenovela presents the secrets of power, intrigues at the royal court and the love affairs of main heroes. Wawel Royal Castle, a meeting place of people of different cultures, knights and ambassadors serves as the setting of the action that begins in 1326, when King Władysław I the Elbow-high dreams about the unification of Polish lands and plans to weaken the alliance between Masovia region and the Teutonic Knights. Władysław decides to enter into an alliance with Lithuania by ordering his son Casimir to marry Aldona, who is the daughter of the Grand Duke of Lithuania – Gediminas. Even though the girl loves another man, she agrees to the will of her father and comes to Poland where she is baptised and receives a new name – Anna. From the very beginning, Jadwiga, Queen of Poland is reluctant towards her future daughter-in-law. After the death of Władysław I the Elbow-high, his only living son, Casimir, is heir to the throne. How will his reign change the shape of Poland and Europe?
- Directed by: Wojciech Pacyna