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"Love, Europe, World of Zygmunt Bauman" - theatrical premiere on December 15. Admission free


The documentary “Love Europe World of Zygmunt Bauman”, by Krzysztof Rzączyński, will have its theatrical premiere on December 15 at cinema Muranów in Warsaw, at 6 p.m. The film was commissioned by the National Audiovisual Institute as a part of the Cultural Program of the Polish EU Presidency in 2011. Admission is free: starting from December 8 free tickets are available at the cinema Muranów's box-office.

The documentary, which runs just under one hour, consists of four parts: “Culture”, “Europe”, “The World”, and “Himself”. Zygmunt Bauman’s reflections on the culture and times in which we live and Europe’s role in building a global order  are interspersed with more personal themes.

The footage was shot in Leeds, where Zygmunt Bauman and his two younger daughters Lidia and Irena live, in Warsaw, where in November the professor was awarded the Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, and in Tel Aviv, where his oldest daughter Anna Sfard resides.

The creators of the film, director Krzysztof Rzączyński and cameraman Michał Popiel-Machnicki, received several awards for their previous documentary, My Father, The Iron Curtain, and Me (the story of Andrzej Panufnik and his son), including the Grand Prix at the National Independent Documentary Review, a distinction at last year’s Planet Doc Review, a nomination to the Golden Nymph at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, and a nomination in the category of “Best Current Affairs Production” at New York’s History Makers Awards.

Runtime: 53 minutes
Screenplay, director, editor: Krzysztof Rzączyński
Photography: Michał Popiel-Machnicki, Filip Kabulski
Music and sound editor: Rafał Kulczycki
Sound: Agnieszka Janowska, Witold Jacek Kwiatkowski
Executive producer: Pigment Production Sp. z o.o., East Studio Sp. z o.o.
Runtime: 53 minutes