VIDEO: Subtitled ‘Growing up is a tearful business’, the award-winning film from Piotr Domalewski will hit cinemas tomorrow (23rd July).
Video: Working with the Polish Academy of Sciences, the fish-shaped unmanned underwater vehicles from Noa Marine will be able to autonomously collect chemical, acoustic, geological and visual data without human intervention for periods of up to six months.
Fifty seven percent of Poles prefer to shop online, 21 percent of them buying on the web more than once a week, a survey by the ARC Rynek i Opinia pollster has shown.
Entitled ‘Fajna Ferajna w Indiach’ (Brave Bunch in India) and based on a true story, the film which premieres at Kraków Film Festival today follows the fate of 1,000 children deported to Siberia in 1940 and their eventual rescue after a surprising intervention from India.
Entitled simply ‘Augustów’, the English language production is the result of a collaboration between London-based historian Tomasz Muskus, who worked as a consultant on 303 Squadron and Cursed, and Hollywood stuntman Jacek Jagódka known for his work on Spectre and Game of Thrones, as well as being stunt double for Alexander Skarsgard in ‘Tarzan’.
Often described as a prophet and visionary, world-renowned Sci-Fi writer and futurologist Stanisław Lem is the world’s most often translated Polish writer, whose book Solaris was perhaps his internationally best known work, twice made into a film, most recently directed by Steven Soderbergh with George Clooney in the starring role. His recognition is such that it was recently announced that European Space Agency astronauts travelling on Elon Musk’s SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will honour Lem in space as part of their six-month mission.
Entitled “Vade-mecum” and named after Norwid’s largest poetry collection, the short film, around 11 minutes long, premiered on Facebook last night.
VIDEO: Titled ‘They are already here’ the film focuses on the small village of Wylatowo where between 2000 and 2006 a host of mysterious phenomena in the night sky began to appear along with massive crop circles in surrounding fields.
Through blending eye-witness commentary with cinema-style re-enactments, Katarzyna Kowalska’s documentary Polski El Greco (The Polish El Greco) which premieres Monday night, took four years to make and, says the director, “is the story of the struggle of two female inventors, unheard, unappreciated, who for many years no one wanted to take seriously. It is a story about the extraordinary passion of two young women who did not doubt for a moment what their intuition told them.”
Inside a bar thick with smoke, babble, and antique booby traps, I lost myself in the cacophonous atmosphere, gazing helplessly at a barmaid in a tight tiger print top. I’d fallen in love: with her, with Kazimierz, with Kraków and with Poland.