The similarities between the Polish film “Kocham kino” by Piotr Łazarkiewicz and “Cinema Paradiso” by Giuseppe Tornatore, as well as the towns in which the film was made (Lower Silesian Lubomierz and Sicilian Palazzo Adriano), encouraged Adam Kruk and Lech Moliński to explore this subject more closely. Both titles show the functioning of declining cinemas in the countryside and are stories about the influence of music on the one hand, and love and friendship on human life on the other. They were created only at the interval of a dozen or so months. In both towns there are film museums (in Lubomierz dedicated to the comedy “Sami swoi”, and in Palazzo Adriano to the “Cinema Paradiso” itself), and if we add the fact that the population of the town differs by about 200 people, we can really see the potential for joint activities between Sicily and Lower Silesia.
With the support of Culture of Mobility programme, Adam and Lech will travel to Palazzo Adriano (as well as to Cefal and Palermo) for a study visit to see Museo Nuovo Cinema Paradiso with their own eyes. The Polish-Italian meeting will allow to explore the possibilities of cooperation between Palazzo Adriano and Lubomierz, and in a broader approach between Sicily and Lower Silesia.
The November visit could build a network of cooperation between the two regions and consequently lead to a film exchange: a presentation of Sicilian cinema (two films by Giuseppe Tornatore: “Cinema Paradiso” and “Baaria”) in Lubomierz and Wrocław, as well as Lower Silesian films (“Sami swoi” by Sylwester Chęciński and “Kocham kino” by Piotr Łazarkiewicz) in Palazzo Adriano and Palermo.
Culture of Mobility
The programme supporting mobility of artists from Wrocław and Lower Silesia, serving the implementation and promotion of their projects abroad. The calls are open to candidates planning to participate in residencies, study visits, art reviews, festivals and conferences, as well as in various other cultural events. The call for applications under the 10th edition of the programme is planned for February 2020.