Monthly Archives: 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Notes From Underground – Lewis Nkosi Interviewed

Lewis Nkosi, who comes across as a mild, urbane and gently humorous world citizen, says he is astonished at how at home he feels in Durban, and attributes this to the notion of “home as language”. After 42 years of … Continue reading

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