From the 1st of August, every person who visits the Czuły Barbarzyńca bookshop-cum-café in Krakow (at ul. Powiśle 11) and purchases items for a of minimum PLN 50 will receive an extraordinary gift – a DVD with Widok Krakowa [A View of Krakow], a film directed by Magdalena Piekorz and featuring one of the most outstanding contemporary poets: Adam Zagajewski. This offer accompanies the premiere of the film in the DVD version.
Widok Krakowa is a part of the City (W)Wites international literary and film project, , which presents the literary capitals of Europe through meetings with writers connected with these cities. The role of the ambassador of Krakow and Malopolska region is played by Adam Zagajewski, who introduces the audience to his masters, favourite places and his friends among authors. There will also be reminiscences of other outstanding authors connected with the city: Wisława Szymborska and Czesław Miłosz. Participants of the 3rd Czesław Milosz Festival were the first to watch this film.
The producer is the Krakow Festival Office, with TVP and the Book Institute as partners. The project is supported by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage with funds from the Promoting Readership program. The funds are managed by the Book Institute.
The film’s media patron is the lubimyczytac.pl portal.
The Polish episode of the City(W)rites is being produced under the Reading Malopolska project. Reading Malopolska is a project envisaged for the years 2007?2013 and supported with the funds of the Malopolska Regional Operational Programme, under which Malopolska and its capital, Krakow, want to communicate their literary heritage and participate in the building of a network of co-operation of creative regions in the field of literature.
The project Literacka Małopolska is co-financed by the European Union as part of the The Malopolska Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013 ERDF.
Pic. Michał Sosna