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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A killer tale

Just when you think horror movies have run out of new twists, we get a killer mermaid movie made in Poland exhibited at Sundance Film Festival. Unlike the famous mermaid of Warsawa - a pair of siren sisters who can ditch their tail get hired to sing at a nightclub and also eat people. Like the Rocky Horror Picture Show, it's a musical with some really great music.

The Lure - A killer tale

Emily Yoshida of The Verge said: it's the first feature from Polish director Agnieszka Smoczyńska, and the fact that it exists at all is inspiring — the fact that it's gorgeous, rendered in lurid neon and dingy Miami Vice pastels, makes it go down even easier.

Wałęsa: a colluder?

Leader of Solidarność
Lech Wałęsa Poland's former Solidarity union leader and first president of the Third Republic will publicly defend himself against allegations that he was in league with the Soviet era communist police.

Marcin Weglinski, a spokesman for the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) , said the debate which was requested by Wałęsa himself will be held on March 16 in Gdańsk. 

At the request of Wałęsa, the institute invited the Nobel Peace laureate's main critics: historians Slawomir Cenckiewicz and Piotr Gontarczyk, as well as far-right filmmaker Grzegorz Braun, who has sought out former Polish secret police (SB) agents. 

Weglinski said the invitees have yet to confirm their participation. 

The IPN, which is in charge of investigating Nazi and communist-era crimes, has also previously accused Wałęsa of SB involvement.

Wałęsa told the institute that he has been steadily smeared in the media for his alleged collaboration with the secret police and wants to clear his name.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Polski Apres-ski

What could be more fun than a corn maze?

Consider getting lost in the cold, with walls of ice so high that you can’t see above them.

Amazing Apres-ski

Poles are loving this maze carved out of snow and living their dreams of swanning round an igloo palace (or getting stuck in an industrial freezer). It opened recently in the mountain resort of Zakopane, and offers something a little different to the usual apres-ski (French - referring to any form of entertainment, nightlife or social events that occur specifically at ski resorts).

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