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.
The location of Kliczkow Castle alone, deep in Lower Silesian Forest, far away from populated places, can trigger our imagination.
Kliczkow Castle is located 15 km from Boleslawiec, in a place where originally a wooden and stone stronghold was set upon the river Kwisa. It protected the only ford in the lower course of the river and closed the forest path from Lusatia to the country of Prince Mieszko. The castle played an important role stopping the count Geron of Eastern March, who tried to conquer the country of Polans. One hundred years later, the German emperor Henry V followed the same path and wanted to defeat Boleslaw Krzywousty in 1106. This resulted in the famous battle in Psie Pole and one of its effects was the decision of Krzywousty to build a stone castle in Kliczkow to serve to defend the road from Lusatia.
The castle’s rich history is filled with legends. One of them is the legend according to which Prince Boleslaw Krzywousty himself was to address his trusted knight Tomir with these words: ‘You have it (Kliczkow Castle) as a key to block the path for anyone who wants to attack the country from the west.’ He chose Tomir his wife, a widow from the Topolczan family, who was the daughter of one of the knights of Kalisz Prince. They lived a peaceful life for two years, until a young married husband was summoned by the prince to a military expedition to conquer Pomerania. The care of the castle was entrusted by Krzywousty to another warman – Bogdar from the Czech Republic. In the absence of her husband, Bogdar and Tomir’s wife began plotting to take Tomir’s life. And so when Tomir was on the way home from the war expedition, he was assaulted and thrown into the castle dungeons and the world was sent false news that Tomir was dead. Boleslaw Krzywousty believed it when he saw a bloody tunic of his devoted knight, and the bishop of Wroclaw gave a false widow an absolution. Tomir spent the next ten years locked up in the dungeons of Kliczkow Castle, probably hearing the sounds of the ‘widow of Tomir’ and Bogdar’s wedding. It was only after this period, during Bogdar’s absence from the castle, that Tomir, promising his brother Proslaw a treasure hidden in the forest, got free. He returned to Kliczkow Castle, captured Bogdar and his wife, who was his own ex-wife, and then threw them in a dungeon sentencing her to starvation. For Bogdar listening to the grumble of a fellow prisoner who was his wife complaining about her fate was meant to be an additional punishment. After two years in such conditions Bogdar decided to starve himself. The legend has it that tourists and residents of the hotel operating in the castle today apparently sometimes hear Czech speech coming from behind the walls which, as translated by tourists coming from the Czech Republic, means pleading directed by the ghost of Bogdar to his wife to stop grumbling. The same legend also says that Tomir took pity on his ex-wife and sent her to a female monastery in Saxony for penance. Anyway, her name has been lost somewhere over the centuries.
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...
A Stone Defender
A Beaky Fortress
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