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Recenzia na The Pawnshop - humor a ľudskosť v poľskom obchode s použitým tovarom

Everyone is down on their luck in the biggest used-goods store in Silesia, but director Łukasz Kowalski finds beauty in many small acts of kindness Surreptitiously funny and slyly tragic in equal measures, this Polish documentary, a debut for director Łukasz Kowalski, records the daily business of the biggest second hand shop in Silesia. Unfortunately, […]

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Obnovenie prevádzky: Lammyho misia na obnovenie spojenia sa začala

New foreign secretary has wasted no time in visiting some of his European counterparts to strike a new tone It felt like a deeply symbolic, even cathartic, moment on Saturday lunchtime as, on take-off from Stansted, the pilot carrying the new foreign secretary, David Lammy, banked the government plane with the union jack livery sharply […]

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Horolezkyňa Ola Kalucka si vybojovala "sladko-horké" olympijské umiestnenie, keď porazila svoje dvojča

Ola edged out Natalia Kalucka to take second Polish spot‘It was a rollercoaster moment. I was so happy, but so sad’ Ola Kalucka remembers sitting at breakfast with her twin sister Natalia on the morning of the final Olympic qualification round for speed climbing last month. Both had enough points to make the Polish team […]

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Zelenskyj hovorí, že nedávna ruská ofenzíva ukazuje, že tlak na Kremeľ "nie je dostatočný

Ukrainian president signs military agreement with EU and says ‘fulfilment of every promise’ of support is important Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has told EU leaders that Russia’s spring offensive in Kharkiv showed that international pressure on the Kremlin was “not enough” as he signed a military agreement with the bloc. The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, […]

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Recenzia Zelená hranica - nahnevané a naliehavé dielo o európskej migračnej kríze

Agnieszka Holland’s vital drama about refugees stranded between Belarus and Poland could hardly be more topical “They aren’t people. They are live bullets.” The dehumanisation of refugees has long been a key weapon in anti-migrant rhetoric. But even so, it’s hard to overstate the sickening gut-punch impact of this line of dialogue in Green Border, […]

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Svedectvo medveďa: biele medvede v Zakopanom - na fotografiách

Our Streets are Full of White Bears by Barbara Caillot and Aleksandra Karkowska is an archival project presented by the Belfast photo festival that documents the history of the legendary White Bear of Zakopane, in Poland. It examines how thousands of pictures of people with white bears became part of Polish popular culture Our Streets […]

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Populist, nativist, neofascist? A lexicon of Europe’s far right

There are numerous terms to describe the wide array of far right parties, but what do all they mean – and do we always use the right ones? They are known, variously, as far right, national-conservative, radical right, anti-Islam, nativist, and Eurosceptic. Also as extreme right, populist, “alt-right”, neofascist, anti-immigration, nationalist, authoritarian, and assorted combinations […]

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‘Making this film was forbidden’: how Agnieszka Holland’s migrant thriller inflamed the Polish right

The director has long explored the darkest corners of European life. Now her latest drama Green Border has caused outrage in her homeland – and become an unlikely box office hit Director Agnieszka Holland is accustomed to attacks from the right in Poland, but her latest film, Green Border – about the plight of immigrants on […]

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‘Brexit made Polish culture more visible’: how the diaspora is changing Britain

Although barely visible on TV, the UK’s 700,000-strong community has a growing presence in music, books and film. We meet some of its hidden stars With its high-tempo use of Multicultural London English and blend of drum’n’bass and acoustic guitar, the song Five by Bedford-based rapper Pat is instantly recognisable as a product of the […]

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Treasure review – Lena Dunham and Stephen Fry uneasy in well-intentioned Holocaust drama

Wonky-toned story follows Dunham as a journalist visiting Poland, and Fry as her cuddly European dad, both trying to get to grips with family history An uncomfortable experience this: a laboriously acted odd-couple heartwarmer starring Lena Dunham and Stephen Fry, with a sentimentality unsuited to its theme: the horrors of the Holocaust. Director and co-writer […]

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