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Witold Gombrowicz, Vence, 1965, photo: Bohdan Paczowski

Witold Gombrowicz was one of Poland’s most prolific writers, as likely one of the most exceptional writers in the history of literature. His texts – full of wordplay and astonishing constructs – grapple with Polish tradition, history and identity. One month before the outbreak of World War II, Gombrowicz boarded a ship to Argentina…

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Photos from a performance of Cosmos directed by Krzysztof Garbaczewski, music: Jan Duszyński, choreography: Izabela Szostak, scenography: Aleksandra Wasilkowska, opening performance: 19th November 2016, Helena Modrzejewska National Stary Theatre in Kraków

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Scenes from the performance, Ivona, Princess of Burgundia, directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, 2016, National Theater in Moscow, photo: Maria Zayvy

A Mickiewicz marathon, musical biographies, performances inspired by cinema, and a TV series inspired by theatre. Culture.pl recalls eleven important theatre premières and international co-productions from 2016.

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Still from the film Devil by Andrzej Żuławski, 1972. Pictured: Wojciech Pszoniak, photo: Kadr Film Studio, Filmoteka Narodowa / www.fototeka.fn.org.pl

From the Third Part of the Night to Cosmos – five films by Andrzej Żuławski will be shown at a retrospective of his work at Kaohsiung Film Festival in Taiwan.

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 The official festival poster by Tomasz Opasiński, photo: promo materials

The programme of the 14th KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival includes three retrospectives of outstanding Polish directors: Andrzej Żuławski, Jerzy Skolimowski and Agnieszka Holland.

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Still from Andrzej Żuławski's Cosmos, photo: Alfama Films

By adapting Witold Gombrowicz’s Cosmos Andrzej Żuławski proved his position as the most courageous and uncompromising Polish film director. A humourous and perverse film serves as a great conclusion of the director’s film career.

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Still from Andrzej Żuławski's Cosmos, photo: Alfama Films press material

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.

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«Дневник», пер. Лиллиан Валли

The peculiar idiom of Witold Gombrowicz – both in thinking and writing ‒ has influenced Polish culture more than any other 20th-century author. See for yourself what it is in his words that has inspired a cult following.

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Jonathan Genet in Andrzej Żuławski’s film Cosmos, photo: press materials

Andrzej Żuławski has been awarded the best director prize at the 68th edition of the Locarno International Film Festival. Awards were also bestowed upon Wojciech Staroń for the documentary Brothers, and Karolina Bielawska for Call Me Marianna.

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