The (un)Finished Portrait of Lech Wałęsa

A new film by Agnieszka Piotrowska in which she revisits the heroes of Polish Solidarity and explores issues of contemporary history, time and the project of making documentary films.

Agnieszka Piotrowska, Photo: Grzegorz Lepiarz

Friday 3 May, 6pm
Birkbeck Cinema
43, Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD
FREE but registration essential:
Followed by a wine reception

Dr Dorota Ostrowska, Lecturer in Film Studies at Birkbeck and writer on European culture will chair a discussion with:

Dr Amal Treacher Kabesh, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham, uses psychoanalysis, cultural and post-colonial theory to interrogate emotions, fantasy and narrative. Her monograph: Postcolonial Masculinities: Emotions, Histories, Ethics is to be published this autumn.

Grażyna Plebanek – acclaimed writer, journalist, columnist, the author of Illegal Liaisons (Nielegalne związki, 2010), recently translated into English (2012). She was born in  Warsaw but now lives in Brussels. Grażyna's website:

Dr Tim Beasley-Murray - Senior Lecturer in European Thought and Culture at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL, the author of Mikhail Bakhtin and Walter Benjamin: Experience and Form (2007).

Dr Agnieszka Piotrowska – Senior Lecturer, the University of Bedfordshire is an acclaimed filmmaker, best known for her film Married to the Eiffel Tower (2008). She is the author of the forthcoming monograph Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film based on her PhD.

The filmmaker and film editor Bartek Dziadosz (Birkbeck) will be available for a Q&A session.


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