A Broom and a Cross – Piotr Oczko

A Broom and a Cross – Piotr Oczko

Professor Piotr Oczko of Jagiellonian University in Krakow is an author of an intriguing book “A Broom and a Cross’’. The Culture of Cleanliness in Holland, or the ‘’History of an Obsession”, recently translated by Paul Hulsenboom and published in Dutch by Primavera Pers. Dutch purity and orderliness was often described in travellers’ reports. Servants would carry visitors with dirty shoes on their backs so that the floor would not get dirty, the tails of the cows were tied up to keep the stables spotless and houses were regularly cleaned on the outside as well as indoors. Was it an...

Movie “Polish Traces in Amsterdam”

Movie “Polish Traces in Amsterdam”

Amsterdam and Poland have more in common than meets the eye. Did you know that many buildings in Amsterdam are built on wooden trunks that came from Poland? Amsterdam and Poland share a long history that started with trade relations some 700 years ago. Watch the movie “Polish Traces in Amsterdam” to discover more.

Polish Oscar nominations

Polish Oscar nominations

Another fantastic news for Polish film industry – ‘’Corpus Cristi” directed by Jan Komasa has been nominated for an Oscar this year!!! It has also received four nominations for European Film Awards, for: best film, best director, best leading actor (Bartosz Bieleni) and best script (Mateusz Piesiewicz). It tells a story about religious dilemmas and spiritual leadership in modern world. ‘’Charlatan” is a Czech entry but the director is Polish film maker Agnieszka Holland. Her film was nominated and will be fighting for The Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards. It tells a real life story of...

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