German Culture Days - Kulturalia 2012

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German Culture Days are the final chapter in our cycle "Kulturalia"
19 - 21 October 2012 
German Culture Days - Kulturalia 2012


This year, the mix of autumn and German culture will not be associated only with the festival of beer - Oktoberfest.
German Culture Days, organized by the Marek Edelman Dialogue Centre as a part of the Kulturalia cycle, will be held on 19-21 October.

Over the course of three days, we will present new, fashionable, independent and even subversive German culture. We want to the Polish audience to have a chance to attend film, music and theater events which have been widely discussed in Germany and which have attracted numerous fans, not only in their own country, but throughout Europe.

Tickets can be obtained at Strefa Biletów (59 Piotrkowska St.)

German Culture Days are supported by the Didactica language school

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19 October (Friday)

Nosferatu – A Symphony of Fear
Live music show by the BARAKAH Theater from Krakow and CINEMA PARADISO group.
PLACE: DOM, 138/140 Piotrkowska St
DATE: 19 October, 8 PM

Cinema Paradiso moves the show Nosferatu into new areas of perception, operating on a wide musical range, from romantic songs on cello and accordion to sounds generated electronically on synthesizers and percussion instruments used in an unorthodox way.
The film is voiced by Kajetan Wolniewicz, an outstanding actor from Krakow, working with the BARAKAH theatre.

The musicians have been working with Maciej Maleńczuk; they have also at performed in the Wolland’s Ball at on the stage of the Chorzów Teatr Rozrywki and many other musical productions. One of the artists is a permanent member of the BARAKAH Theatre, as a producer and composer.

20 October (Saturday)

“Germany – the land of 7500 types of beer” – presentation about beer
PLACE: Eclipse pub, 80 Piotrkowska St. 
DATE: 20 October, 11:00 AM

The Grand Master of the Brotherhood of Beer - Mark Suliga will give a presentation devoted to this most German beverage. There will also be an opportunity to sample the most famous types of German beer. We are not forgetting the beer festival - Oktoberfest. There is a reason why our event is held in October.

Screening of films by Hans Weingartner – part I

The City Culture Point Prexer-UŁ will host a screening of films by one of the most interesting German filmmakers of the young generation – Hans Weingartner.

"White Noise"/"Das Weiße Rauschen" (106 min.)
PLACE: The City Culture Point Prexer-UŁ, 39 Pomorska St.
DATE: 20 October, 1:00 PM
Admission free

The feature debut – White Noise – starring the outstanding Daniel Brühl in the lead role, is a suggestive story of a boy whose mental illness - schizophrenia alienates him from the world. Weingartner brings the imaginary voices in the hero’s head to the surface, allowing the viewer to hear them.

"Free Rainer"/"Free Rainer” – Dein Fernseher lügt" (138 min.)
PLACE: The City Culture Point Prexer-UŁ, 39 Pomorska St.
DATE: 20 October, 3:00 PM
Admission free

Free Rainer is another film which, like Educators, shows the culmination of the terror of television in a perverse way. The main character - Rainer – is a successful and corrupt film producer who experiences a shock as a result of a car accident and decides to change the German television. In his ironic and exaggerated film, Weingartner offers the viewer an intelligent sabotage, which is to restore the true culture to television, with Fassbinder and Herzog in the lead.

Hütte im Wald (109 min.)
PLACE: The City Culture Point Prexer-UŁ, 39 Pomorska St.
DATE: 20 October, 5:30 PM
Admission free

The latest film by Weingarnter - Hütte im Wald, which premiered at the London Film Festival and which received praise at the German Film Festival in Moscow, we will be shown in Poland for the first time. The director once again creates a silhouette of a hero outside the world, consciously giving up “having” in favor of “being”.

Touchy Mob and Blisko Pola
PLACE: DOM club, 138/140 Piotrkowska St.
DATE: 20 October, 9:00 PM

Touchy Mob creates intimate folk-electronic music with unique atmosphere. The musician has already been to Poland and has a lot of fans in our country. This event will certainly attract many fans of new independent music.

Touchy Mob is the stage name of Ludwig Plath Berlin, Berlin multi-instrumentalist who trained as a pianist. His music is characterized by a very interesting combination of alt-folk sound reminiscent of Devendra Banhart, with electronic backing tracks, sometimes bordering on minimal-techno. Other influences include artists such as Atlas Sound, Grizzly Bear and Bon Iver.

In his performances, Touchy Mob uses computer-generated samples, combining them with the guitar and ukulele. Plath’s deeply emotional voice completes the music. (

The German music concert will be supported by a performance of a Łódź group, Blisko Pola.

The group was founded in 2008, on the initiative of a vocalist and guitarist Piotr Kwietniewski. The artists are: violist Ewa Kozioł, Paweł Cieślak (TRYP, Fonovel) who plays the clarinet and synthesizer and drummer Piotr Gwadera (L.Stadt). The quartet combines ballad with rock, jazz with ambient, trance with blues. Blisko Pola takes the audience on an ethereal and unpretentious journey to the most intimate corners of the world created by the group.

21 October (Sunday)

German traces in Łódź – a guided walk
guide - Joanna Podolska
PLACE: start: Pl. Zwycięstwa 1
DATE: 21 October, 12:00
Admission free

Discussion on the young German cinema
PLACE: The City Culture Point Prexer-UŁ, 39 Pomorska St.
DATE: 21 October, 5:00 PM
Admission free

Screening of films by Hans Weingartner – part II

Deutschland 09 - 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation (151 min.)
PLACE: The City Culture Point Prexer-UŁ, 39 Pomorska St.
DATE: 21 October, 7:00 PM
Admission free

Deutschland 09 - 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation is an interesting example of a look at the new Germany – sixty years after - sixty years after the World War Two, forty years after the student strikes in 1968, thirty years after the "German Autumn" of 1977, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The film offers an original perspective - sometimes bitter, sometimes funny diagnosis of the new generation of Germans. The film opens up a broad field for discussion, not only about the German cinema, but also the socio-political problems.

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