“Polish filmmakers have repeatedly set extraordinarily high standards in this branch of art. Today, the Polish film industry seems to be in full swing. Polish films are consistently screened at all major and prestige international film festivals,” says a new report by Dentons.
Exploring the hidden delights of Warsaw’s forgotten suburb, Webber’s World says: “Charismatic in the extreme, Bemowo is a Warsaw that is rarely seen – and if I’m honest, were it not for the bears, I doubt I would have seen it myself.”
Joining forces with megastars Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara, the new thriller entitled The Island stands to cement Paweł Pawlikowski’s soaring reputation as one of cinema’s great talents.
From discos to bat sanctuaries and art galleries, old bomb shelters have seen a renaissance across Poland.
Celebrities including songstress Natalia Przybysz, sailing legend Roman Paszke, explorer Marek Kamiński and celebrated author Professor Norman Davies have been taken on to help raise the profile of the costly restoration project.
VIDEO: Directed by award-winning Jan P. Matuszyński, the film Leave No Traces tells the story of the murder of Grzegorz Przemyk, a teenage who died shortly after receiving a severe beating in a police station in 1983.
Omitted from the maps for the full duration of the Cold War, this tiny town (current population: 4,500), was at the very heart of the Soviet Union’s military presence in Poland. For decades, no-one knew it existed and that sense of secrecy lingers to this day.
The highest-ranking intelligence officer in communist Poland to ever flee the country, Michał Goleniewski exposed more than 1,600 Soviet bloc intelligence officers, and agent handlers, including notorious MI6 mole George Blake, to his handlers in the West. Now, through exclusive access to declassified top secret documents, the story of his incredible life has finally been told in a new book published this week.
The city isn’t short on covert quirks and curiosities – things and places that somehow fall between the cracks when it comes to receiving the widespread adulation of the backpacker bibles and internet’s travel sites.
With over 1,800 patients currently awaiting transplants, it’s hoped that Kot’s ad will strike a chord with the public.