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Wisława Szymborska
29 November
2013

Chwilami życie bywa znośne

This coming Tuesday, the 3rd of December, the Wisława Szymborska Foundation and the National Museum in Krakow would like to invite everyone to the screening of the documentary entitled Chwilami życie bywa znośne directed by Katarzyna Kolenda-Zaleska. The film is a sort of “meeting” with the Poet – a story of her everyday life, habits, passions, dreams. It presents the little-known face of the Nobel Prize winner. The film is surprising, amusing, and moving at the same time. The documentary is complemented by comments about Szymborska, made not only by people who were closely connected with her, but also well-known figures from the world of culture, fascinated with her works and personality, including Umberto Eco, Vaclav Havel, and Woody Allen.

The Chwilami życie bywa znośne documentary was screened in Europe and beyond, e.g. in Belgrade at the International Belgrade Poetry and Book Festival and in New York at the New York Polish Film Festival. Numerous screenings also took place in Italy, Germany, and Israel. Viewers in the Netherlands, Sweden, and Portugal had the chance to see the film on TV.

Due to limited space, the film will be screened on two consecutive December Tuesdays: on the 3rd and the 10th of December.

The screening will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Szołayski House – a Branch of the National Museum in Krakow (pl. Szczepański 9) in the exhibition space of “Szymborska’s Drawer”.

Admission to the screening is free. Due to a limited number of places, please pick up the tickets in advance. They are available at the cash register at the Księgarnia Młoda bookstore in the Szołayski House.

A documentary, 74 min, Poland, 2009.

Directed by: Katarzyna Kolenda-Zaleska