Have a look at the photos from the special screening of A View of Krakow directed by Magdalena Piekorz, at the Auditorium Casa del Lector in Madrid. Before the screening, the poet Adam Zagajewski talked with the Spanish literary critic Mercedes Monmany about the perception of the poet’s works in Spain. The event, attended by Deputy Mayor of Krakow for Culture and City Promotion Magdalena Sroka and Robert Piaskowski, Deputy Director for Programme Planning at the Krakow Festival Office, was organised by the Polish Institute in Madrid.
Magda Piekorz’s film View of Krakow presents a literary image of the city. Last year, Krakow was honoured with the prestigious title of UNESCO City of Literature, thus joining the six cities – Edinburgh, Melbourne, Iowa City, Dublin, Reykjavik and Norwich – which already hold the title.
The Krakow Festival Office is the co-producer of the Polish episode View of Krakow of the City(W)rites series. The production was supported by the Krakow Film Commission. Telewizja Polska SA (Polish TV) and the Book Institute are project partners. The film production was also financially supported by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from funding available under the Promotion of Reading programme operated by the Book Institute.
The Polish episode in the series City(W)rites was created under the Reading Malopolska programme supported by funding from the Malopolska Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013. The programme encompasses a set of activities through which Malopolska and its capital city Krakow intend to communicate their literary heritage and to engage themselves in the building of a network of creative regions in the field of literature.