Best Polish movies, theatre shows, jazz and folk music stars as well as inventive design – all that may be seen, heard and admired just by attending the events that the Polish Institute organizes, together with its partners, in Bucharest and in other Romanian cities, before the summer break. Below you may find out more about some of them. We invite you to join in!
Bucharest National Contemporary Art Museum (MNAC) hosts, until 29th May, a stunning kinetic installation by Konrad Smoleński, from the collection of the Zachęta Art Gallery in Warsaw. Within the framework of other temporary exhibitions, presented now in the museum, one can see some interesting works by the Polish artists.
Bucharest European Film Festival (5th-15th May) – during the closing gala, on the 15th of May, the viewers may watch Małgorzata Szumowska’s movie “Body/Ciało”, that was awarded the Silver Bear for the best direction at the 2015 Berlinale Festival. (7:30 PM, Cinema Elvira Popesco).
In the programme of the Transylvania International Film Festival – TIFF (27th May – 5th June) in Cluj you will find several Polish film productions: all of them were praised and awarded prizes on such important festivals like Berlinale, Sundance and others. During TIFF you may also attend a concert given by a Polish band: Baasch. Its leader collaborates with the film director Tomasz Wasilewski, who has been awarded this year in Berlin the Silver Bear for the best script of the movie “United States of Love”.
Green Hours Jazz Fest in Bucharest (26-29th May) – On 27th of May you have the opportunity to listen to an extraordinary Polish jazz violinist, Adam Bałdych, who will perform together with the Helge Lien Trio from Norway.
Poland at the “Romanian Design Week” in Bucharest – between 21th and 27th May we present an exhibition entitled “Design at the source” presenting the ways in which (not only) young Polish designers are being inspired by traditional materials and folk culture elements. In the post-industrial space of NOD Makerspace (160, Splaiul Unirii) we are going to present works signed by creators from the Visegrad Group countries (Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary), from the collection of Zamek Cieszyn – an institution promoting modern design in Poland .
On the Sibiu International Theatre Festival (10th-19th June) Poland will be represented by two important performances, based on the tradition of the „classics of the avand-guarde” – Grotowski and Kantor. We also prepare an exhibition of an unique collection of Tadeusz Kantor’s drawings and a conference about the exemplary ways of implementing of the EU funds in Polish cultural infrastructure.
Night of the Cultural Institutes in Bucharest – Friday night on 24th June we invite you to the concert of a charismatic Polish vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Karolina Cicha, at the Green Hours Jazz Cafe (120, Calea Victoriei). The multi-talented musician, researcher of the musical traditions, with an extraordinary, expressive and energetic stage presence will perform her own compositions, inspired by the mix of cultures and folklore of Podlasie – a borderland in North-Eastern Poland. Beside music, our guests during the Night of the Institutes can grab a taste of good Polish beer and food but also watch a comedy movie. We also prepare attractions for kids. We’ll start at 6:30PM, the main part – the concert will begin at. 8:00PM. Admission free.
Krzysztof Kieślowski on TVR2 channel – in order to mark the 75th birth anniversary of the famous Polish movie director Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941-1996), the Polish Institute in Bucharest, in collaboration with the Romanian public broadcaster TVR will recall Romanian TV watchers his great trilogy „The Three Colours”. It will be broadcasted on TVR2 on 25th June, 2nd and 9th July respectively at 10:30PM.
Check our programme on www.culturapoloneza.ro
About the Polish Institute in Bucharest:
The Polish Institute in Bucharest has been founded in 2001. Just as the other 23 Polish missions of the same type in the world, it brings Poland closer beyond its borders, by showcasing culture and art, history, science, education or NGO achievements. It also helps in establishing contacts for the active partners in the field of international cultural exchange and assists the promotion of the Polish language. At its headquarters, located at 28, Popa Savu Street, in Bucharest, the Polish Institute runs a public mediateque, where one may borrow books, music CDs and movies. In its offer, interesting positions may also find those who do not know Polish, since the Institute offers Polish literature translated into Romanian or Polish movies with subtitles in most popular foreign languages.