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SPN: Milena Dutkowska | To be a hero… just for one day

02.06.2021 - 17:44, update 10.06.2021 - 10:19
Editors: AJS
Tags: Scena Premier Naukowych, Scientific Premiere Stage

“We can be heroes… just for one day” sang David Bowie in one of his greatest hits “Heroes.” Is it as simple as in these legendary words? What if the loss and fear want to take our biggest dreams? During the 10th edition of the Scientific Premiere Stage: Science Talk Show, we will think about how to find the strength to become a hero while facing a tragedy. The film “The Hero” by Milena Dutkowska will help us to find out.

The guest of our meeting is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School, University of Silesia, where she studied at the Film and Television Directing programme. She has also created stage designs for theatre plays and her movies. Her productions made it to national and international festivals.

The hero versus the loss

The last film by Dutkowska The Hero was the only Polish proposition screened during the 43rd Moscow International Film Festival. The titular “hero” is a 10-year old Cyprian, who is fostered by the best grandmother in the world, dreams about joining the pantheon of true heroes. Unfortunately, he has to face two supervillains known to humanity, i.e. loss and fear. What will happen to the boy’s dreams? How will he deal with this challenge? What reflections can each of us draw from this? What does it mean to be a hero, and when do you become one? Does every superhero need to wear a cape, have the strength of ten elephants and move buildings with the power of the mind?

These are some of the issues we will talk about during the 10th Scientific Premiere Stage: Science Talk Show.

The new heroine in the cinema firmament

2021 is full of interesting challenges on the way of Milena Dutkiewicz. The young creator has joined the group of directors responsible for the TV series Open Your Eyes based on the novel Second Chance by Katarzyna Berenika Miszczuk. The TV series is produced by Netflix.

The meeting will be hosted by Marta Paluch, debuting on our SPN screen, a journalist connected with Radio eM and Gość Niedzielny weekly.

The event will be broadcast on 10 June, as usual at 6 p.m. The meeting will be in the online form, but we hope, soon, we will return to our favourite studio form.

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We would like to remind you that the previous meetings are available on the University’s YouTube Channel.

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