Brave New World

Brave New World

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he film is an attempt to sum up the first years of activity of Krytyka Polityczna (a circle of Polish left-wing intellectuals gathered around a journal of the same title) and a community centre led by them and called ‘Nowy Wspaniały Świat’ (‘Brave New World’). Established to inspire Polish intelligentsia circles, the left-wing publishing house won some opponents in the process. The everyday reality of Krytyka Polityczna is focused on artistic events, concerts and meetings with distinguished intellectuals. Additionally, there are disputes with city officials and attacks by right-wing circles, which need to be handled.

Directed by: Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz
Script: Lucyna Kowalska, Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz
Cinematography: Marcin Ściegliński, Dariusz Kowalski, Jacek Taszakowski, Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz
Music: Lech Janerka
Editing: Grażyna Gradoń
Production: Lucyna Kowalska, Dariusz Kowalski
Date: 2013

Film screening

Thursday 30th October, 8PM at MUZEUM SZTUKI NOWOCZESNEJ in Warsaw.



Brave New World Cultural Centre was a place of artistic and academic meetings, film screenings, and space for social and cultural projects. It was also a book store and a cultural café. Open meetings and discussions were a means for reaching one of Political Critique most important ideological aims – abolishing boundaries between science, art and politics.


Krytyka Polityczna
Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique) is the largest Eastern European liberal network of institutions and activists. It consists of the online daily Dziennik Opinii, a quarterly magazine, publishing house, cultural centres in Warsaw, Łódź, Gdańsk and Cieszyn, activist clubs in a dozen cities in Poland (and also in Kiev and Berlin), as well as a research centre: the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw.