Month: September 2002

Four Cultures Festival in Łódź Unites Artists from Poland, Germany, Israel and Russia

A festival entitled Dialogue of Four Cultures is currently taking place in the Polish city of Łódź. The four cultures in question are Polish, Russian, Jewish and German. According to Polish public television, the festival’s purpose is to bring together all the unique features of different forms of art and cultural traditions, and to remind …

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Gavin Hood guides Polish film out of wilderness

While making ”In Desert and Wilderness,” director Gavin Hood faced almost as many pitfalls as the movie’s put-upon protagonists. In the 2001 film, set in the 19th century, a teen-age Polish boy and a young English girl escape fanatic Arabic kidnappers and begin a dangerous trek across the Sudan, battling malaria, thirst and wild animals …

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Holland & Halifax

Renowned director pleased to bring Oscar-worthy, metro-shot film to festival Halifax’s hopes for an Academy Award were dashed when The Shipping News failed to make a critical impact this year, but we’ve got another good shot with acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland’s new film, Julie Walking Home. Australian actress Miranda Otto gives a truly Oscar-worthy performance …

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Poles apart

Olga Torkarczuk claims her place among the greats of Polish letters with House of Day, House of Night House of Day, House of Night (Writings from an Unbound Europe) What other nation can boast two living Nobel laureates – Wislawa Szymborska and Czeslaw Milosz – and, in the late Zbigniew Herbert, a poet at least …

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