From April 23rd to 29th, enjoy a range of events—from food, to films, to photography
The first ever Polish Arts and Culture Week—organized by the Embassy of Poland, together with the Central and Eastern European Studies section of the Centre for European Studies, as well as the Dept. of English, Faculty of Arts, of Chulalongkorn University—takes over Bangkok this week. The grand spectacle will include dance, music, cinema, cuisine, photography, and panel discussions. It’s your chance to explore the wealth and diversity of Polish culture, starting on April 23rd and continuing till April 29th.
The events include a music-dance performance by the famed Jedliniok dance group, as well as food and photography workshops, together with a photography competition. The food workshop is by a noted Polish culinary expert, and the photography workshop is presented by the well-known Polish Grupini Mobile Collective.
The panel discussions will center around two outstanding Polish individuals. The first is Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a 17th century figure, who fought hard for the freedom of two countries—Poland and America—and became a world symbol for freedom and unity. The second figure is the great Polish political leader Jozef Pilsudski, who became the first Marshal of the country in 1920, was a two-time Prime Minster, and today is globally recognized as an outstanding activist, politician, strategist, and visionary.
The Polish Week will also screen three outstanding films, based on the works of renowned Polish-born writer author Josef Conrad (2017 marks the 160th anniversary of his birth). The films are Lord Jim, Apocalypse Now, and Secret Sharer (the last film was shot in Thailand), and all will be screened at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC).
The closing event of the festival will include the screening of the much-lauded movie Foreign Body, by renowned contemporary Polish film maker Krzystof Zanussi. This event will be held at the TK Park (8F, CentralWorld), and a ‘Closing Reception’ will follow the screening—bringing to an end the first-ever Polish Arts and Culture Week in the city of Bangkok.
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