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Weddings in Kielce, communist-era film chronicles, avant-garde Hungarians, improvised punk, post-club music, echoes of the Holocaust and Georg Philipp Telemann. Culture.pl's Filip Lech brings you his subjective, and most eclectic, playlist celebrating Poland's diverse music scene in 2017.

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The Vistulan Boulevards between Świętokrzyskie Bridge and Śląsko-Dąbrowski Bridge, photo: Jacek Lagowski/Forum

Poland already has many beautiful and award-winning buildings. But after a decade of enthusiastic building, a change in priorities has arrived. This year, it was clear that the debate on our spatial surroundings had taken on a whole new direction.

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Kitchen in the Atelier Amaro restaurant in Warsaw, Wojciech Modest Amaro at work, photo: Bartosz Krupa/East News

‘Polish cuisine is likely to become recognised worldwide’, claims Fabio Parasecoli, director of food studies at the New School in New York, who has written about Polish cuisine in the Huffington Post. Culture.pl takes a look at global trends which will affect the development of Polish cuisine in 2018.

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Zofia and Tomasz Beksiński, photo: courtesy of the producer of Beksińscy: Album wideofoniczny; a still from Opera about Poland, dir. Piotr Stasik, photo: press materials; Anna Zamecka at the 2017 European Film Awards, photo: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/East News; a still from The World’s Ugliest Car, dir. Grzegorz Szczepaniak, photo: press materials

Loneliness and finding one’s roots. Family, lies and death. Contemporary Poland and a historical, international investigation. These are some of the topics that Polish documentaries took on this year. Culture.pl presents the best Polish documentaries of 2017.

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We, the Revolution, Polyslash/Klabater, photo: press materials

Poznań Game Arena is the biggest computer games event in Poland. It’s also the best opportunity to explore the most interesting independent Polish games. This year’s edition held in mid-October gathered 125 local exhibitors, who presented a vast collection of games. Culture.pl presents a subjective overview of the best Polish computer games of 2017.

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Piotr Domalewski received the Grand Prix Golden Lion at the Film Festival in Gdynia for his film Cicha Noc (editor’s translation: Silent Night), 2017, Gdynia, photo: Jan Rusek/Agencja Gazeta

Young talents and great comebacks. Charismatic actors and ambitious directors. Artists who are not afraid to tackle difficult topics, who are working to expand the language of Polish cinema. Culture.pl takes a closer look at the most important players from past twelve months in Polish cinema.

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