AFF jest wydarzeniem wyjątkowym w skali światowej i drugim tego rodzaju w Europie. American Film Festival jest jedynym festiwalem w Polsce — i w Europe środkowej i wschodniej — prezentującym wyłącznie kino amerykańskie w całej jego różnorodności: od artystycznego undergroundu do ambitnych produkcji Hollywoodzkich (włączając artystyczne przykłady filmów gwiazdorskich, a odrzucając masowe, seryjne produkcje o suberbohaterach).
Festiwal przełamuje stereotyp kina amerykańskiego jako lekkiej rozrywki.
Współczesne kino amerykańskie wyznacza nowe ścieżki rozwoju sztuki filmowej, szuka nowego języka filmowego, jest często odważne, ryzykowne i niekonwencjonalne i takie kino znajdziecie Państwo na AFF.
A Beaky Fortress
The turbulent history of Bolkow Castle began at the end of the 13th century. For over a hundred years it remained in the hands of the subsequent Piast princes, acting as a very important treasury. Then the castle changed owners every few dozen years. At that time, it was besieged many times and underwent reconstruction to adapt it to the changing functions. A characteristic twenty-five-meter castle tower, towering over the surrounding area, has survived to our times. It was built on a circular plan but in the south-west side it was given the shape of a wedge (so-called beak). It was to protect the building against artillery fire causing the cannonballs to slide and at the same time strengthening the walls. In addition, there was a deep hunger dungeon in the tower where the convicts were thrown in. Left to their fate, they usually survived for about a week. Those endowed with a special will to survive, licked water off the walls significantly prolonging their suffering.
Despite the fact that the building was abandoned for almost two centuries and it visibly deteriorated, today it is a considerable tourist attraction. This is mainly due to the enthusiasts of the knightly heritage of the castle. Festivals and tournaments are held here and all year round you can admire the museum exhibition and enjoy the magnificent view of the surrounding area. Bolkow Castle also found its place in literature, music and film.
Most beautiful castles and palaces of Lower Silesia:
A great idea to spend a family weekend in an unusual environment is to go on a journey along the European Trail of Castles and Palaces - it is a trip idea especially for history lovers but also for those looking for opportunities to rest and relax close to nature.
Czocha Castle - Kliczkow Castle - Grodziec Castle
The first mention of the village of Staniszow dates back to 1395. It was then the property of the princes of Reiss. The palace was built in 1784-1787 on the orders of Count Henry von Reiss.
A place full of flavours
The beautiful Lesnica Castle has, like many places of its type, some terrible stories on the pages of history. One of them is a legend of the family of Counts von Forno who came to the Castle in the 17th century from the Czech Republic. They were not very popular and treated their subjects really badly. One of them humiliated the subjects physically and mentally and even stabbed one of his servants with a knife, which he then threw out of the window (apparently it i...
The location of Kliczkow Castle alone, deep in Lower Silesian Forest, far away from populated places, can trigger our imagination.
A Stone Defender
Krobielowice - once called Krieblowitz - is a small village located about 20 km from Wroclaw, in the Bystrzyca RiverValley Landscape Park.
A fairytale refuge
Cultural centre on the outskirts of Wroclaw
The most valuable and impressive monument of Olesnica,
as well as one of the most valuable in Lower Silesia.
A mosaic full of secrets
The first tourist facility in Europe
In its history the real history mixes with legends so much that it is often difficult to separate one from the other.
Topacz Castle Resort & Art SPA is a unique place with a fascinating history dating back to the 14th century. It combines the atmosphere of a castle with modern luxury and comfort dedicated to the most demanding guests.
A castle that never existed