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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

Dariusz Kuźma

is a film journalist, translator, regular contributor to the Camerimage film festival and one of its selectors. He has a degree in English Studies and American Studies. He is passionate about world cinema and unconventional television series. His articles have been published by numerous Polish magazines and online media.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Sleeping
healthy living

The Unbearable Lightness of Sleeping
An Interview with Eve Lewis Prieto

Reading / science
What is the dream incubation technique? How can you rewrite what happens in a nightmare? And why might sleeping too much be problematic? Dariusz Kuźma
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Мастер Lem: How Stanisław Lem’s Sci-Fi Conquered the USSR
Stanisław Lem

Мастер Lem: How Stanisław Lem’s Sci-Fi Conquered the USSR

Reading / culture
A scholar talks about why Polish science fiction writer Stanisław Lem was so well-received in the Soviet Union – and why he continues to be popular in Russia to this day. Dariusz Kuźma
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Imagining a Future

Imagining a Future
An Interview with Annibale Siconolfi

Reading / culture
Annibale Siconolfi – the 3D artist known as Inward – talks about the inspirations behind his dystopian images, his life in Italy, and why NFTs have revolutionized the art world. Dariusz Kuźma
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Living a Simple Life Is Not Simplistic

Living a Simple Life Is Not Simplistic
An Interview with Ryan Nicodemus

Reading / culture
Ryan Nicodemus – part of the The Minimalists duo – talks about what minimalism means, how to stop craving new things, and the documentary “The Minimalists: Less Is Now”. Dariusz Kuźma
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That’s What Heroes Are

That’s What Heroes Are
An Interview with David France

Reading / culture
David France talks about how he made “Welcome to Chechnya”, a harrowing yet inspiring documentary about LGBT persecution in Chechnya and the activists that oppose repression. Dariusz Kuźma
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Home Is Where the Heart Is

Home Is Where the Heart Is
An Interview with Radu Ciorniciuc

Reading / culture
Radu Ciorniciuc talks about how he made the film “Acasă, My Home”, a documentary about the Roma man Gică Enache and his life in Bucharest’s Văcărești Delta. Dariusz Kuźma
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Together We Stand

Together We Stand
An Interview with Kristof Deák

Reading / culture
Hungarian director Kristof Deák talks about his Academy Award-winning short film “Sing”, and how it speaks volumes about the world we live in today. Dariusz Kuźma
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Societies Need More Time to Change

Societies Need More Time to Change
An Interview with Alexander Nanau

Reading / culture
Director Alexander Nanau talks about his whistleblowing documentary “Collective”, and how the tragedy it chronicles highlights the social and political turmoil in Romania and further afield. Dariusz Kuźma
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From Mazovia to Hollywood

From Mazovia to Hollywood
An Interview with Paweł Ferdek

Reading / culture
Polish film-maker Paweł Ferdek talks about his new documentary “Pollywood”, which tells the story of how a handful of Jews emigrated from Poland and went on to be major Hollywood players. Dariusz Kuźma
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There Is No One Truth

There Is No One Truth
An Interview with Andreas Hoessli

Reading / culture
Swiss journalist and film-maker Andreas Hoessli talks about the connection between the Iranian Revolution and Poland’s Solidarity movement, how we represent history, and his new film “The Naked King”. Dariusz Kuźma
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A Beast of a Board Game

A Beast of a Board Game
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island

Reading / culture
If you’re self-isolating at home with your family or housemates during the pandemic, why not take on a truly co-operative and creative task: trying your hand at surviving on a deserted, dangerous island? Dariusz Kuźma
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Looking for Closure

Looking for Closure
An Interview with Masha Osipova

Reading / culture
Russian filmmaker Masha Osipova talks about health in the Soviet era, confronting memories of the past, and her new short documentary film “Sanatorium”. Dariusz Kuźma
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Half For Me, Half For You

Half For Me, Half For You
An Interview with Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma

Reading / culture
Cinematographers Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma talk about "Honeyland", the beekeeping documentary they shot in North Macedonia, and which is hotly-tipped for Oscar success later this year. Dariusz Kuźma
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You’re Never Smarter Than Your Audience

You’re Never Smarter Than Your Audience
An Interview with Frank Spotnitz

Reading / culture
Frank Spotnitz talks about the advent of Netflix, the golden age of television, and why he doesn’t like being called a ‘showrunner’. Dariusz Kuźma