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Polish Movie Night with Konekt

Join us to watch "Chłopi" in Calgary!

Polish Movie Night with Konekt
Polish Movie Night with Konekt

Time & Location

May 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Globe Cinema, 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1H1, Canada

The Event

Konekt will be showing Chlopi (The Peasants) on Saturday, May 11th at 7 pm at the Globe Cinema located at 617 8th Avenue SW. 

The film, Chłopi (The Peasants), is based on the novel of the same name by Polish Nobel Prize-winning author Władysław Reymont, with its artwork and music inspired by the contemporary culture of early twentieth-century Poland. The film will be in Polish with English subtitles.

We will start our event with a short presentation by Pierre Van Cutsem PhD candidate from the University of Alberta. 

More about our speaker: Pierre Van Cutsem holds two Master’s degrees from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The first one in Germanic languages and literatures (2015) and the second one in Slavic languages and literatures (2018). In 2018 and 2022 the Visage Vert’s magazine published his translations of short stories by Polish weird fiction writer Stefan Grabiński along with a critical and biographical introduction to the author’s work. Pierre is a PhD student at the doctoral school of the Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach (Poland) where he writes his thesis on Grabiński’s weird fiction under the supervision of Prof. Katarzyna Gadomska. His research interests include among other things Interwar Central European weird/fantastic fiction and its reception.

More about our venue: The Globe is a classic movie house, dedicated to bringing Calgarians quality movies of all varieties, and are proud to participate in many of the wonderful annual film festivals this city has to offer. Now licensed, Globe Cinema offers an exceptional entertainment experience.. Globe Cinema is located in downtown Calgary on 8th Avenue SW between 5th and 6th Street, one block from the 6th Street LRT station. Parking is available at the Centennial Parkade located behind the theater on 9th Avenue ($2 on weekdays after 4 pm and weekends).

Film Synopsis: The Peasants tells the story of Jagna, a young woman determined to forge her own path within the confines of a late 19th century Polish village – a hotbed of gossip and on-going feuds, held together, rich and poor, by pride in their land, adherence to colourful traditions and deep-rooted patriarchy. When Jagna finds herself caught between the conflicting desires of the village’s richest farmer, his eldest son, and other leading men of the community, her resistance puts her on a tragic collision course with the community around her.

Link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8nME5pUHPo

Early bird tickets are available until April 28th, 2024 - $20 

Regular tickets - $25 

Children tickets (12 and under) - $12

Tickets

  • Early Bird

    Sale ends: Apr 28, 11:59 PM

    Price available until April 28th, 2023.

    CA$20.00
  • Children (12 and under)

    CA$12.00
  • Regular

    CA$25.00
    Goes on sale: Apr 29, 12:00 AM

Total

CA$0.00

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