Polish feature to compete for awards at Berlin film fest

Face, a Polish feature film by director Małgorzata Szumowska, will compete for the Golden Bear award at the International Film Festival in Berlin, which opens on February 15. The film (Polish title Twarz) is a modern tale of a man who lost his face in an accident. Having undergone an innovative

Paulina Bidzińska wins Eurovision Young Dancers contest

Paulina Bidzińska

A 19-year-old ballet dancer from Poland has won the Eurovision Young Dancers contest. In the competition, held in Prague, Paulina Bidzińska came ahead of seven other finalists representing the Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia and Sweden, winning the final duel against Patricija Crnkovič of Slovenia. The Pole performed

Kinopolis celebrates Poland’s fecund film culture

Jarocin music festival

This year's festival features Agnieszka Holland’s ‘Spoor’, Maria Sadowska’s ‘The Art of Loving’, and Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze’s 'Birds Are Singing in Kigali'. Poland has long had one of the most fecund film cultures in Europe and, as the numbers of Polish-Irish increase, there is ever more reason to

EU warns Poland not to pass pro-life legislation

The European Union (EU) has warned Poland not to pass any legislation banning abortion in cases where unborn children are living with severe congenital disabilities, Population Research Institute reports. On November 15, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution initiating the formal process for rebuking an EU Member State found to

Poland to build Warsaw Ghetto museum

Poland will build a museum focused on life and death in the infamous World War II-era Warsaw Ghetto, where Nazi Germany imprisoned nearly 500,000 Jews during the Holocaust, a minister said on Nov. 17, according to Agence France-Presse. “The museum will be located in a building that had been used

In Poland, WOMEX 2017 Takes The Pulse Of Global Latinx Grooves

Known mostly as a mining town until about two decades ago, the city of Katowice, Poland has recently transformed itself into a music capital with world-class facilities. For five days at the end of October, the city hosted the 23rd edition of WOMEX — World Music Expo — a mostly

Record spending on physical education in Poland next year: Witold Bańka

Poland’s government will set aside a record budget for physical education next year, officials have said to The News PL. Spending is expected to total PLN 1.24 billion (EUR 290 million, USD 350 million), growing by almost 13 percent from this year. According to Sports Minister Witold Bańka, increased expenditure shows