A documentary film dedicated to Polish poet Czesław Miłosz premiered in Beijing in July. A special, Chinese-language version of the film was prepared as part of a wider initiative to promote the poet by the Polish Embassy in Beijing
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A documentary film dedicated to Polish poet Czesław Miłosz premiered in Beijing early this summer
A special, Chinese-language version of the film was prepared as part of a wider initiative to promote the poet by the Polish Embassy in Beijing.
The Polish Embassy hosts many other cultural events, such as film screenings dedicated to Polish cinema, including a series of Film Shorts, movies dedicated to Chopin and acclaimed pictures such as Wojciech Smarzowski's "Wesele"/"Wedding", Andrzej Wajda's "Dyrygent"/"Orchestra Conductor", Krzysztof Krauze's "Mój Nikifor"/"My Nikifor" and Tadeusz Konwicki's "Dolina Issy" / "Issa Valley". The embassy has organised events such as contemporary Art exhibitions (with artists such as Radek Szlaga), folk dances, classical music concerts, rock concerts, ballets and lectures. In addition to promoting Polish culture, the embassy's Culture Department also aims to popularise Polish language studies. The department has been an integral part of the embassy since 1950.
Other initiatives related to Miłosz include the pan-European and Asian release of an audiobook of his poetry, which will be widely distributed through popular press, in a variety of languages.
Date: 1st-31st of July, 2011
Venue: Polish Embassy in Beijing
Organised by: Polish Embassy in Beijing, Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
The Czesław Miłosz audiobook is part of a Flagship Project of the Cultural Programme of the Polish Presidency. For more information on the project, see: Czesław Miłosz.
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute