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Scene from the film The Last Family, dir. Jan P. Matuszyński, 2016, photo by Hubert Komerski/Aurum Film

Between 25th November and 15th December, Japanese film audiences will have another chance to enjoy the greatest works of Polish cinema. The Polish Film Festival will feature screenings of thirty Polish films, ranging from classic masterpieces to the latest works of young directors.

Illustration by: Emilia Dziubak, RM58 armchair, design by: Roman Modzelewski, 1958, photo: Adam Mickiewicz Institute and National Museum in Warsaw

One hundred years of iconic Polish design in pictures... Culture.pl presents 10 selected illustrations from the new book The ABCs of Polish Design for your viewing pleasure!

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Illustration by: Marianna Sztyma, New Atelier Coffee Service, designed by: Marek Cecuła, 2013, produced by: Polskie Fabryki Porcelany Ćmielów i Chodzież S.A., photo: Adam Mickiewicz Institute

It's not easy to show one hundred years of Polish design in just one hundred objects. Which ones were really the most important? The most intriguing? The Adam Mickiewicz Institute’s newest publication The ABCs of Polish Design features one hundred amazing Polish designs. The book will be featured during an exhibition in Berlin.

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Production of Human Trace porcelain tableware at the Ćmielów and Chodzież S.A. factories, photo: Arkadiusz Szwed

The creators of Human Trace tableware take a look at what happens at the factory behind the scenes: how delicate and beautiful pieces are manufactured and at the people who design them. This autumn, the People from the Porcelain Factory exhibition will be on display in Prague & Pilsen.

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Andrzej Żuławski on the set of  On the Silver Globe based on The Lunar Trilogy by Jerzy Żuławski, 1978, photo: Tomek Sikora / Forum

A retrospective of seven of Andrzej Żuławski's films, including Polish and French productions, is coming to two major Brazilian cities. The career-spanning selection will open with the director's first feature film, The Third Part of the Night, and close with his last work, Cosmos.

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Jan Domicz After Steelcase, photo: promotional materials

The Beyond the Desk exhibition will be presented during this year’s edition of the Not Fair. The exhibition looks at the phenomenon of office work, considers its past and future, as well as the aesthetics of office life. Not Fair aims to create a platform for exchange for the art world.

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Slavs and Tatars, Friendship of Nations: Polish Shi’ite Showbiz, a piece from their exhibition at the 10th Biennale in Sharjah, photo: courtesy of the artists

The mysterious artistic collective Slavs and Tatars present their works from the past ten years at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius. The Mouth to Mouth exhibition will include installations, videos and performances by the group, and will be their first such comprehensive solo exhibition in the Baltic region.

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Aleksandra Gaca, TERO textile, photo: courtesy of the artist

21st September will see the beginning of the London Design Fair. This year, the Adam Mickiewicz Insitute will be presenting the TEXTURA: A Polish Touch exhibition at Tent London. The exhibition will explore the relationship between texture and objects. It will be complementary to the previous years' presentations of graphic design and ceramics.

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Silesian String Quartet, photo: Magdalena Jodłowska, promotional materials

The album Grażyna Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets recorded by the Silesian String Quartet wins the Gramophone Classical Music Award in the Chamber Music category!

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Common Baltic Short Film Contest, photo: promotional materials

Filmmakers from Finland, Lithuania and Poland have won the 3rd edition of the Common Baltic Short Film Contest! The contest was organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, under its flagship brand Culture.pl, the Polish Film Festival, the Pomeranian Film Foundation & the Gdynia Film School.

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Kacper Kowalski, photo: Piotr 'iczek' Biegaj

Kacper Kowalski will present his new series of winter photographs at a solo exhibition during the Landskrona Foto Festival. The Polish photographer won the festival's portfolio review in 2016.

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Przykładowa realizacja w 2.5D, fot. materiały prasowe organizatora

The Young Polish Design 2.5D in Helsinki will present 16 unique, innovative and intriguing architectural designs from Poland. Each building illustrates different issues and challenges which young Polish architects face today – each model tells its own story.

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Mikołaj Nowacki, Odra, photo: KAUNAS PHOTO promotional materials

KAUNAS PHOTO takes place every September and is the oldest photography festival in the Baltic states. This year’s festival will feature photos from talented Polish photographers including Dorota Dawidowicz, Filip Ćwik, Kacper Kowalski and Krzysztof Racoń.

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Awards Ceremony  of the1st Beijing International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Young Pianists, photo courtesy of Beijing 21st Century

In August 2017, winners of the 1st Beijing International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Young Pianists toured Poland at the invitation of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. The young Chinese pianists visited places related to Fryderyk Chopin, including Warsaw and the composer’s birthplace in Żelazowa Wola.

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Eye on Poland, photo: promo materials

Poland's remarkable history in graphic design shows no sign of abating in the 21st century. Having delighted design lovers across Asia, the travelling exhibition Eye on Poland has crossed the Pacific Ocean to São Paulo, where it will showcase the best in contemporary poster art from 19th September to 31st October 2017.

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The Travellers exhibition poster, photo: Zachęta

The thought-provoking and critically-acclaimed exhibition The Travellers has made its next port of call the award-winning KUMU Art Museum in Tallinn from 24th August 2017 to 7th January 2018. The travelling exhibition (could it be any other way?) looks at travel in a region where freedom to travel was, until recently, a luxury available only to the very few.

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I, CULTURE Orchestra during Chopin and His Europe Festival in 2016, photo: organiser’s press materials

The 7th edition of I, CULTURE Orchestra begins this year’s True Emotions Inspire concert tour. The repertoire will include such ambitious works as Witold Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra, Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Cello Concerto.

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The Justiniškės district in Vilnius, Lithuania, photo: organiser’s press materials

A modernisation may revive an inactive fountain and a concrete amphitheatre as social and cultural hubs for the local community. Microinstallations set up by the Polish NO Studio designer-duo, Magdalena Szwajcowska and Michał Majewski, will give the public space back to the inhabitants of the Justiniškės district in Vilnius.

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Pilocka Krach who will perform at the Heroines of Sound Festival, photo: promo materials

Who were the female pioneers of electronic music? Bettina Wackernagel, curator of the sold-out Heroines of Sound Festival in Berlin, explains all to Culture.pl’s Filip Lech.

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The State Youth Orchestra of São Paulo, 2017, photo: Heloisa Bortz/Santa Marcelina Cultura

The Guri Youth Choir conducted by Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny will perform in São Paulo on 22nd and 23rd July 2017. Their repertoire will include pieces by renowned Polish composers Stanisław Moniuszko and Romuald Twardowski.

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