Klub Kultury im. Heleny Modrzejewskiej
Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club


Spotkanie z Balbiną Bruszewską
A meeting with Balbina Bruszewska

4 maja 2013
May 4, 2013

Balbina Bruszewska is an accomplished film director, screenwriter, and author of animated films, television programs and music videos. She is currently living and working in Los Angeles.
A graduate of The Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theater in Łódź, Poland with a degree in Film Animation and Special Effects in Cinematography, she is a recipient of numerous awards at various Festivals in Poland and abroad.
A laureate of awards such as: Golden Line (Cracow), 2 awards at YACH (Gdansk), Grand Prix for „Boat on the Vistula River”, Żubroffka, Small FeFe and first prize from the Polish Filmmakers Association for the best Polish Film at the International Animation Festival ReAnimacja. She received a grand Young Poland 2012.
She served, as an Artistic Director of the Lodz University Se-Ma-For Film Production, is a President of the Foundation Lucid Life, which promotes polish culture and art in USA, is a guest professor at CalArts CA and Collegium Civitas.
Ms. Bruszewska will show us her 17 minutes animated film “The City sails on”http://www.miastoplynie.com.
“The City sails on” is an animated musical documentary with social and political undertones. It shows in a very amusing manner a picture of life in contemporary Poland and city of Lodz through the eyes of a child, composer, sales clerk and various other persons. The film is a trip though the nooks and crannies of the city and human heart. It is experimental, multi-plot, a masterpiece of captivating flair, scathing satire and beauty of expression.
In 2009 the film won the jury award from the Polish Filmmakers Association for the best Polish film at the International Animation Festival ReAnimacja.