Preceded by the screening of Zurek by Ryszard Brylski
Olga Tokarczuk – one of the most acclaimed Polish writers of her generation, admired by both critics and readers; the recipient of numerous literary awards both in and outside Poland.
In 2008 she received the main jury award of the most important Polish literary prize, the NIKE. Her most acclaimed titles are: House of Day, House of Night; Playing on a Multitude of Drums; Runners and Primeval and Other Times.
Antonia Lloyd-Jones – a leading translator of contemporary Polish prose into English. Among her many translations are Olga Tokarczuk’s House of Day, House of Night and Primeval and Other Times, Pawel Huelle’s Castorp, Mercedes Benz and Who was David Weiser? and The Birch Grove and Other Stories by Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz.
Zurek – Based on a short story by Olga Tokarczuk, Ryszard Brylski’s award-winning film chronicles the difficult relationship between a mother (Katarzyna Figura) and her teenage daughter (Natalia Rybicka). The mother’s determination to identify the father of her fifteen-year-old daughter’s son so that the infant can be christened – hopefully by Christmas – leads her daughter to falsely identify one poor guy after another, each time relenting and admitting that he is not the father.
One soul – not the biological father – steps up to the plate, however, making for a delightful, emotionally satisfying conclusion.

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