Hollywood star Joseph Gordon-Levitt showcases ‘beauty of Poland’ in short film
American actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has shared “A letter to Poland”, a short film celebrating the country’s beauty and atmosphere.
Best known for his roles in “Inception” (2010), “Snowden” (2016) and, this year, “Power Project” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7”, Gordon-Levitt posted the video on social media as part of his creative hitrecord project which helps people collaborate on projects such as writing, film and music.
Featuring contributions from over 75 artists, in just 1:11 minutes the film takes viewers on a journey through Poland, from cities buzzing with life to the peacefulness of the countryside.
“This is the magic of Poland. In the heart of a city, pulsing with energy, you can walk down cobblestone streets, past street musicians playing better than any song you’ve heard on the radio,” says the voiceover.
The video features familiar Polish landmarks such as the Old Town in Kraków and the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, but also shots of its natural landscapes, including the Tatra Mountains with their snow-capped peaks.
The voiceover adds: “There’s a simple stillness in Poland. Those travelling through can easily miss it, unless they stop and allow themselves to rest as well.”
Polish food makes an appearance in the film, with shots of pierogi and other specialties, as well as fruit and vegetables – a nod towards the abundance of fresh produce in Poland.
Posting on Facebook, the 39-year-old actor wrote: “Really pleased to share "A Letter to Poland."
“HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed writing, voice acting, photos and videos to this project.
“Your creativity and enthusiasm has really inspired me.”
The film which has over 4.5k likes, has now been flooded with praise since being posted on November 7th, with many Polish users thanking the actor for showing off Poland’s beauty.