On 19th February2016 Film Society of Lincoln Center will host the American premiere of Andrzej Żuławski’s Cosmos. The premiere is a part of Spotlight on Andrzej Żuławski, an initiative of Film Society of Lincoln Center and Polish Cultural Institute New York, with additional support from Polish Film Institute. Read more »
The Depot of the Dead is a 1958 film directed by Czesław Petelski. Film historians count it as a representative of the 'black series’, a group of documentaries and feature films of the late 1950s that approached the social reality with a critical eye.Read more »
This War of Mine, the celebrated survival game in which gamers control a group of civilians struggling to survive the hardships of war, just released an expanded version. Entitled The Little Ones, it adds another thought-provoking dimension to the game’s already controversial topic. Read more »
Andrzej Żuławski's new feature film, based on a novel by Witold Gombrowicz, is a French-Portuguese co-production, starring Jean Francois Balmer, Sabine Azema, Victoria Guerra, a także Ricardo Pereira and Antonio Simao.
This February, 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the biggest theatre festival in India, will be held in New Delhi. The event, running until February 21st, will host 65 Indian and 15 foreign theatre companies. One of the latter is the Aleksander Węgierko Drama Theatre in Białystok, staging their show Sońka. Read more »
Mateusz Mach, an eighteen-year-old from Lębork, Poland, has designed an ingenious mobile app that can make life easier for the deaf. Inspired by hip-hop culture and gestures, it allows users to create their own hand signs. Read more »
One of the most fateful artistic projects in Polish contemporary art. The deaf-mute performers of Maklakiewicz’s Kyrie and Bach’s Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben were able to open themselves up to not previously available experiences and encounter an act of transcendence.Read more »
Until 1992 Henryk Mikołaj Górecki had remained recognized only by a small group of the contemporary music’s connoisseurs. The situation changed immeasurably when his Third Symphony (the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) was released by Nonesuch. On the fifth anniversary of the composer’s death the American publisher reminded us about Górecki’s works.Read more »
Kinga Dębska created a moving and unpretentious film out of a story about a family, illness, and death. These Daughters of Mine, which received awards from the journalists and the audience at the Gdynia Film Festival, is a shamelessly tender and wonderfully acted piece of cinema.Read more »
Book of Henryków, the earliest document to include a sentence written in Polish, as well as a Mars rover Scorpio III can be viewed during the exhibition 7 Wonders of Wrocław and Lower Silesia. The exhibition housed in the Old Town Hall is a part of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016’s programme.
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Anatomy Of Evil is a thriller centered around a mysterious murder commissioned by a chief of police. It is s penetrating look at a reality where good counts for nothing and evil is the reference point.Read more »
Places of Origin: Polish Graphic Design in Context, the exhibition organized by Culture.pl during DesignMarch in Reykjavik, will feature works by leading contemporary Polish graphic designers.
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You may have heard about the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, but how about the Madonna of Skarbimierz enthroned on lions? Or the Shrine Madonna of Klonówka? And do you know that the oldest Polish cult statue is also a figure of Virgin Mary? Meet five incredible Polish Madonnas. Read more »
Camera Buff, as distinct from other films that represent the ‘cinema of moral anxiety’, may not be narrowed to its socio-political dimension. Kieślowski shot a film that is not only a critical image of the late Gierek period, but also a self-referential story about a fascination with film.Read more »
A Polish jazz musician, saxophonist, flautist, arranger and composer. After graduating from a music school in Cracow, he debuted in 1960 in a Witold Miszczak’s band. Muniak learned quickly and was soon spotted by Tomasz Stańko who asked the young musician to join Jazz Darings. Read more »
Strong Man is a 1929 film directed by Henryk Szaro based on a Stanisław Przybyszewski’s novel. The National Film Archive’s digital reconstruction aroused interest and admiration both among audience and film critics, and is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest accomplishments of Polish cinema before 1939.Read more »
Polish designer Tomasz Miłosz has received the Incentive Award at the Roland Digital Piano Design Competition. His project was one of a very few selected by the jury from almost 130 submissions from all around the world. Read more »