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Ganna Walska in the blue garden 1958. Ganna Walska picking lemons, photo: courtesy Ganna Walska Lotusland

Polish-born Ganna Walska was an operatic singer so unsuccessful that her failure as a vocalist is near-legendary: it inspired a theme of Orson Welles' Citizen Kane and has been described in numerous books. But, after giving up on her short-lived career as a singer, she created Lotusland, a public garden considered one of the world’s most unique.

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photo: Silent Film Festival's press materials

The 17th Kraków Silent Film Festival will be held from 1st to 4th December in Pod Baranami Cinema. This year, the theme of the festival is ‘journeys’ – through time as well as space.

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A showcase of Polish animated films from its most renowned creators is a highlight of Kiev's Molodist Festival, along with screenings of three brand-new documentaries produced by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. Kuba Czekaj's latest short competes in the main competition this year.

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