Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Psst! Wanna buy a nuke?

Japan is currently trying to sell it's nuclear technology to Poland to build its first reactor.  I wonder what the audience reaction will be to tomorrow's screening of 'A2-B-C' (INFO) in Warsaw.

Upon arriving last night, I was met at the airport by Five Flavours Film Festival (WEBSITE) volunteers Ewa and Igarashi-san (photographed below with me holding the Safecast bGeigie).
Ewa and her husband are graciously allowing me to do a home-stay with them, and they live in a gorgeous home in the countryside outside of Warsaw.  The bedtime snack that Ewa provided when we got home: freshly baked dark bread, walnuts from the neighbour's tree and homemade plum jam.  Delicious!
Today we spent the day in Warsaw, and the posters for Five Flavours are all over the city.  The festival staff are so kind and welcoming, and Luna, the main cinema where the festival is being held, is beautiful.  Tonight's dinner was a traditional Polish meal of pierogi filled with cabbage, savory crepes with cheese, pickled vegetables and a dessert of sweet rice with cinnamon-spiced apples, all generously provided by one of the festival sponsors.
After dinner, we visited the old part of Warsaw with its majestic buildings steeped in history.  We were treated to an amazing sunset as we passed through the centre, then darted down a centries-old alley where we found a pub that served wonderful Polish beer fresh from the barrel, and so we just had to try some.
To be continued...

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