Jatki for vegans and animal lovers

Wroclaw, with its many vegan friendly bars and restaurants, is really a perfect destination for animal advocates. Where else in Europe would you find a place dedicated to the memory of animals? Jatki was formerly a street lined up with butchers’.  You can still see the channel where the blood of animals slaughtered for their meat flowed.

To atone for this past, Polish artists have installed the bronze statue of a pig, a goose, a goat and a rabbit in honour of the million animals  who died there since the middle ages.

This is architecturally different to other streets in the city as the first floor juts out over the ground floor. The shops are all craft related, several specialising in glass and similar ornaments. The bronze animals are a feature too, as it is just a short walk from Rynek it is worth taking a few moments to visit here.

Khachapuri and khinkali – georgian cuisine in Wrocław

Have you heard about khachapuri or khinkali? Did you ever try a georgian cuisine? No? You should try! There is no need to get flight to Tbilisi or Kutaisi. You can feel the flavor of this small caucasian country even in Wrocław.

“U Gruzina” – Khachapuri in several ways

U Gruzina was the first place with real georgian food in Wrocław. Immigrant from Georgia opened it and run the kitchen in very small premises at Skłodowskiej Street, near the Grunwaldzki shopping mall.

It’s not a restaurant, it’s just a bar. Dishes are served on a paper plates and you will eat here, using a plastic cutlery. The prices are low and the quality of food is very good. You can order here a Khaachapuri, typical georgian street food, served in several ways, depends on region in Georgia it comes from. The most popular is Adjarian Khachapuri, which looks like a boat made with a yeast pastry filled with cheese, an egg and butter. Khachapuri at “U Gruzina” tastes almost the same like in restaurants in Batumi.

Be careful – Khachapuri is very filing meal which has a lot of calories. If you are on diet, you should eat something less fat. Try a lobiani – a pie filled with bean stuffing.

Good prices and taste make a big success of “U Gruzina”. New premisses were opened at Boguslawskiego Street (at the railway wharf) and at Odrzańska Street, very near to the Old Market Square.

Adjarian khachapuri

“Chinkalia” – where you can eat Khinkali

A lot of nations may be proud of the dumplings in their cuisine. Poles love their pierogi, Italians – ravioli, Ukrainians eat Pelmieni. Georgians has their specific dumplings, which looks like a baskets, called Khinkali. Inside of them you can find a broth and piece of meat.

Khinkali

You can try here other georgian dishes, like Khachapuri and Lobiani. There are two localisations of Chinkalia – one at Wolności place (next to National Forum of Music) and the second at Sukiennice (in the heart of City Mall).

A regular burger, yet different

Wroclaw burger Balkan

Do You like burgers? Who doesn’t! What are the reasons that makes the burger something you would keep thinking about, remember the taste and will make your mouth water if you only think about it? Yes, the ingredients! To be more precise – the meat. There is a wide variety of burgers in Wroclaw, in Rynek alone you can find several restaurants, which serve burgers exclusively. But none of them serve this delicious, juicy and yes – different burgers, that you can find in Wroclaw burger Balkan.

Pljeskavica and Cevapcici that is the secret, the heart and the main ingredient of this burger. Balkan specialty – grilled beef or lamb, well-seasoned, put together in a crunchy, grilled roll together with some veggies combined with a sauce of choice (depending on how spicy you like). Sounds tasty, doesn’t it? I assure you, you won’t get disappointed and you will come back and eat that delicious dish at least several more times. Let the picture below give you an idea how good it can taste.

Balkan cuisine is not that popular in Poland and it turned out to be just the right thing to bring back from a travel to Serbia by the owner. It all started with a single food truck, serving burgers on festivals and street food events. Since then, there are two available stationary locations in Wroclaw:

Powstancow Slaskich 221

Stacyjna 2 street. I had the pleasure to eat the burger at the second location – Stacyjna 2, which is close to the railway station Wroclaw Mikolajow and the tram stop Zachodnia (Stacja kolejowa).

You have to remember Wroclaw burger Balkan is still street food, which means you won’t be hosted here like in a regular restaurant, but you will enjoy the burger in front of the booth you will buy it. There are several standing tables, a covered shed and even few sunbeds provided to you on sunny days.

Opened daily Mon-Fri between 11 and 19. On the weekends you need to look for them on street food events, enjoy!

Professional Go-Carting track

Do you feel a need for a new experience? An adrenaline fix, or maybe you like competition? The Go-cart Race Track is the perfect place to have fun and to check your reflexes.

Bachelor parties, corporate events, or a getaway with friends or family can be really exciting. This will be ensured by the longest covered go-cart track in Wroclaw. 650 meters of a specially prepared race track, provides the perfect place for racing enthusiasts and more advanced drivers. Security is guaranteed by professional staff and the highest quality equipment. We start the race by putting on a helmet and choosing the right vehicle. Next, the staff reads the rules of moving around the track and how to use the go-carts. Everything is safe and simple.

Individual offer:
Standard Carts 10 minutes – 39 PLN
Junior Cart – 10 minutes – 35 PLN
BMW Z3 – 8 minutes – PLN 25
Balaclava – PLN 8 (required for hygiene reasons – helmet for free) Offer for drivers card holders: Driver card – 5 PLN Standard Cards 10/20/30 minutes – 37/70 / 99PLN
Junior Cart – 10 minutes – 32 PLN
Double Cart- 10 minutes – 45 PLN
Happy hours (MON-FRI, 3 PM-5PM) 10 minutes – 30 PLN
Students / Women (MON-FRI throughout the day) 10 minutes – 30 PLN Balaclava – PLN 8 (required for hygienic reasons – helmet for free) Opening hours: Monday Friday 15.00 to 23.00 Saturday Sunday 11.00 to 22.00 The ring is located in the WROCLAW RACING CENTER, on Buforowa street.

Professional carting track in the halls of Wroclaw Racing Cente. Zada carting Wroclaw Race Center – the longest covered go-kart track in Lower Silesia. 650 meters of a professionally designed racetrack offers races, maximum pleasure and a place for friendly carting competitions, so regardless of whether you want to visit Wroclaw with family and friends, plan a company event or if you want a bachelor party – just do it with us! We provide professional service and the highest quality of our equipment. Cleanliness and maximum safety – guaranteed!

Online Rental Services in Wroclaw

Wroclaw Rental Services

Wroclaw Rental Services

Today, Wroclaw Rental Services and Apps are a great alternative to public transportation in Wroclaw. Thus, using the application downloaded from Google Play or App Store, you can rent a car, a bike or a scooter anywhere in the city to reach your destination point with the minimum time and costs.

Wroclaw City Bike

Of course, before you rent your first bike, you need to register in the WMR system. To do this, please visit Nextbike official website and follow the instructions. A minimum deposit of 10 zl activates the user’s account.

Thanks so electronic locks using by the rental system, it’s quite easy to rent a bike you like. Just enter your Nextbike App and press “Rent this bike”! Keep in mind that you have 20 FREE MINUTES to travel wherever you want. To return the bicycle, find the nearest bike station and insert it into the e-lock.

Electric Scooters

Expats in Wroclaw have the opportunity to hire one of the 75 double scooters. Download the app from http://blinkee.city and enjoy 45 km/h driving, even if you don’t have a driver’s license. But keep in mind that you must be over 21 years old and ready to show your ID. The scooters are available for hire on a minute-by-minute basis, just like City Bike.

You will not find specially equipped stations for this kind of Wroclaw Rental Services so in order to detect a scooter in the city, just browse the map in the App and reserve the nearest vehicle for 15 minutes. When you reach your e-scooter, unlock it without keys but with the App. You can also travel outside the city, but the necessary condition will be to leave the vehicle within the operational zone in Wroclaw.

Car Hire Apps

Online Wroclaw rental services for cars are represented by 2 market leaders:

The fleet of Traficar consists of 150 Clio Renault cars. Users pay for each kilometer driven and for each started minute of use. Cars are waiting in the streets and at some Orlen stations. To become a user, you need to register in the system by providing your personal data, credit card information, and driving license scan. The car can be hired through the application. The user checks whether the vehicles are available in the given area at the moment, chooses the nearest one, and reserves it for 15 minutes. When you reach the car, you scan the QR code from the windshield. The key card is waiting inside. The cost of travel is PLN 0.80 for each kilometer plus PLN 0.50 for every minute of use. A minute of parking costs 0.10 zl.

Users have 200 ELECRTIC cars available, including 190 Nissan Leaf and 10 VAN cars. This car hire service is quite similar to the previous one and operates on similar terms as Traficar. You only pay for 1 minute of drive, which is 1 zl. At the same time, a minute of a stop would cost you 10 groszy. For example, to reach Aquapark Wroclaw from the city center, you should prepare about 10 zl. Vozilla cars can be used outside Wroclaw but should be returned within the city limits, otherwise, the user pays an additional fee.

Trends in the beauty industry in Wroclaw

focus keyword: trends, Wroclaw, beauty industry

Trends in the beauty industry in Wroclaw

beauty trends

The cosmetics market in Poland has come a long way. From state-owned cooperatives, where customers forced to a limited offer of services, often had to agree to low quality, to great equipped SPA salonsaesthetic medicine and the latest technologies offered by salons, where the customer is the source and purpose of all activities.

Not without significance the western trends and solutions tested on the US and Great markets remain and remain here Britain or Germany.

The most frequently used business model in Wrocław is a salon offering a wide range of treatments, instead of one profiled activity.

Hence the frequent situation of combining a beauty salon with services hairdressers either under the name of one owner or on the principles of mutual recommendation and team work.

The main services in Wroclaw include: face care treatments, mainly cleansing, massages, small services like eyebrows, hennawax depilation. Trends that become more and more popular epilation using IPL rays.

It is interesting that a frequent way of operating beauty salons is to expand the offer by hairdressing services either in the form of separate posts in the salon, or on the basis of cooperation and the hairdressing salon recommendation, usually located in the immediate vicinity of the salon cosmetic.

Trends in Wroclaw

trends in Massages

trends in beauty

We can say that the prospect of warmer days is one of the determinants of what salon customers choose. It’s about Ayurveda or Lomi Lomi. The latter is a massage which popularity grows mainly through so-called word of mouth, or more expertly termed word-of-mouth marketing. When someone tries once Lomi treatment offered by us, returns for more. For popular body treatments they support slimming or body shape modeling, eg LPG endermology. This operation it is simply highly effective and is still very popular.

trends in natural cosmetics

trends

Fashion for “naturalness” trend is becoming more and more visible also in the cosmetics category. All kinds of natural products fair and fair trade attract many interested people, who count on the fact that during such events cosmetics are sold at a lower price.

That was the case during the Natural Beauty Fair, which took place in Wroclaw. On 7-8 April this year in the Zajezdnia Dąbie.  People was able to familiarize with the offer of dozens of exhibitors from all over Poland. To producers and creators of natural cosmetics, the fair was attended by cosmetologists, make-up artists, stylists, health and beauty experts as well as representatives of beauty salons and SPA hotels. source.

The Natural Beauty fair has already been held twice in Wroclaw:

1. http://www.poradnikhandlowca.com.pl/wydarzenia/wroclaw-trend-na-naturalne-kosmetyki-przyciaga-odwiedzajacych-targi

2. https://www.wroclaw.pl/go/wydarzenia/inne/1263988-targi-kosmetykow-naturalnych-natural-beauty-1

the organizer’s page: http://www.targinaturalbeauty.pl/

Trends in Therapies

Vibrationssoundsmusiclight and colors. Salons can be very attractive a place where the senses will be able to rest from the excess of stimuli.

More calm, conducive to reflections of sensation, quiet rooms, with skillfully chosen intensity They will appeal to many visitors of beauty salons.

“Claws” trends vs natural nails trends

Wroclaw nails

“Sparkling beauty” is becoming more and more popular. This is visible in a flashy manicure, eg with Swarovski crystals or creative hairstyles. Some places promote professional makeup without having to arranging, and the lounges at the airports encourage a 10-minute manicure. On the one hand, there is a return to the stylization associated with “glittering” and “dazzling”.

The return to naturalness is also observed. An offer that will focus on emphasizing natural beauty and simplicity may be tempting alternative for some

In conclusion, the cosmetics and SPA services industry is strictly subject dynamic changes. It is also an extremely innovative industry in which more and more appear new products,.

Vozilla Electric Cars Rental in Wrocław

Background of cars usage

In western Europe the number of cars has increased by 130% in the last 40 years. 100% increase took place in the 20 years between 1980 and 2000. Now the rate of increase is lower, sign that saturation is nearing, but trips are becoming longer and more frequent.

In developing economies, the rate of increase of the number of cars is often close to 10% per annum, which means a doubling every 7–8 years. It seems that we are witnessing a collective infatuation for cars that borders with addiction. Indeed, they are the most convenient (for the user) means of transportation ever devised, but the social cost associated is huge.

Issue

Every car need to be parked at either side of their trip. European cities are struggling to fulfill this need – and here is a field for companies to improve this situation.

Solution

So here we have initiatives like Vozilla in Wrocław which is offering short term (by minutes) rental of electric cars (over 200 cars in Wroclaw) which can be parked in special areas in city centre (green envelope mark). The charge is 1PLN per minute of the rental service.

The first thing the customer has to do is download a special app and register in the service. The app is necessary for you to find the closest vehicle and book it with your smartphone. Then you may access the car where the previous user or the operator have left it. The rental service is provided across the entire administrative area of Wrocław. Users are allowed to leave Wrocław. However, to return the car you are also obliged to return to the city. You can leave your car at any generally accessible car park.

Additionally, Vozilla’s cars are similar to cabs in that they are authorized to access bus lanes and zones with restricted access for combustion engine vehicles. Vozilla cars are authorised to use the following bus lanes: ul Reymonta/Pomorska, Podwale, Trzebnicka, Piłsudskiego, pl Teatralny, św Jadwigi, Traugutta, Jedności Narodowej, Szewska, Robotnicza.

3 pubs for gamers in Wroclaw

3 pubs for gamers in Wrocław

There are 3 pubs for gamers in Wroclaw, that I know of. If you are a gamer and want to spend quality time in a geeky place with your friends, Wroclaw has some very interesting options for you. Whether you want to organize a big meeting or just spontaneously go to a nerdy place, these are the places you can check out:

Padbar – the first pub for gamers in Poland

Padbar was founded in 2011. In time, it branched to three other cities. You can play here on an Xbox in beat’em ups and play FIFA with your friends, try the wide range of drinks and play board games for free. There’s also a Padbar Club. For 30 zlotys you can buy a membership card and gain points. For every 5 zł that you spend you gain points, that you can exchange for free drinks. I’ts good to make a reservation ahead of time, because of the sheer popularity of this place.

Location: Kazimierza Wielkiego Street 1 in  Time’s building

Site: http://wroclaw.padbar.pl/kontakt/

Cybermachina – franchise nerd pub

Cybermachina was opened in back in 2015. It’s the largest chain of pubs for geeks in Poland, it has a total of 8 locations in the country. There’s a wide variety of drinks, that reference pop culture. They have Czech and regional beer, you can also eat some snacks and toasts. There are many consoles, arcade games and board games free of charge.

Cybermachina has game tournaments, as well as regular sporting events (such as football matches on TV). Sometimes they also organize small meetings for people working in the gaming industry in Wroclaw. They are called Pog(R)adajmy and you have to check their Facebook page for more details. You have keep in mind that they close fairly early. Usually opening hours span from 2 pm to 1 am.

Location: Szczytnicka Street 52

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CybermachinaWroclaw/

Hex – cafe mixed with pub for the board games enthusiasts

Hex’s origins are a cafe with board games in Cracow. Their second coffeehouse mixed with a bar was openend in Wroclaw in 2014. Since then they have presented about 400 different board games to their guests. Hex host board game competitions, they also have card games. On the occasions they organize Hearthstone tournaments – but you have to bring your own Smartphone or laptop to play. Sometimes they have special workshops for people interested in learning how to play board games. Also you can check out prototypes, that upcoming creators bring to the cafe. They even have their own game, called “Tawerna Hex”. You can also drink some niche beer and eat different meals. Hex is usually open to guests from 3 pm to midnight, but you have check whether they have spare seats before, because of the various events.

Location: Dubois Street 33/35b

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Hex.wroclaw/

 

 

 

 

 

Natural life in Wroclaw

Natural life in Wroclaw

Natural life in Wroclaw

When i came to Wroclaw for the first time, the temperatures did’nt let me to enjoy all the possibilities that this city offers. I started an “inside life” during the firsts weeks, which i enjoyed, but i needed something else. Because of that and with the arrival of good temperatures, i discovered all the things i was missing out during the frists days.

I can say that the Natural life in Wroclaw make the city a perfect place for everyone that loves to scape from the busy city life by enjoying the natural atmosphere that not all the big cities can show us. So for anyone who wants to come to this incredible city, there is some places that are a “must” to visit here.

One of the most improtant natural places to visit here is Szczytnicki Park. This park is one of the most diverse terrains in terms of nature. Here grow 350 species of trees from Europe, Asia, America and live here many species of animals: foxes, martens, 70 species of birds. More than one hundred hectares stretch between Różyckiego, Paderewskiego, Kopernika and Olszewskiego streets. In 1783, L. Hohenlohe, commander of the garrison of Wroclaw, founded the first park in this place, in the area of ​​the old village Szczytniki.

Secondly we can find another park in the neighborhood of Krzyki: Poludniowy Park. Natural life in Wroclaw this is it! In 1877, a wealthy merchant and philanthropist Julius Schöttlander donated 25 hectares to the city in an elegant district of Wroclaw.

A few years were enough to create a beautiful landscaped park, with a large pond and meadows. The Poudniowy Park is one of the favorite places of leisure of the Krzyki neighborhood, in which the inhabitants enjoy the walking paths. In the wide fields there are playgrounds, obstacle courses for children and suitable places to play petanque or badminton.

Apart of those two, there is another natural life in Wroclaw which i’d say is one of the most extravagant place of this city.

The Japanese garden is one of the most popular places for walks. In addition to hundreds of species of plants, trees, shrubs and original flowers, in the park there are also interesting Japanese elements such as the entrance door, the pavilion One of the attractive elements is a huge pond with carp and other species of fish. In the garden, presentations of the tea ceremony, concerts, outdoor events are often organized.

Apart from these, there are more natural places to visit that make Wroclaw a city where you can choose the way you can enjoy it, however, these three parks are the ones i like the most or the ones i found more interesting. As a final conclusion, Wroclaw offers an infinity of natural stuff that everyone should visit during their stay in the city.

3 polish films for expats

These 9 months living in Wroclaw as a Erasmus student have been the perfect opportunity to become closer to polish cinema. Today, I would like to recomend you 3 polish films for expats. These 3 films are: “The double life of Veronique”, “In the name of” and “Edi”. I would like to talk about them deeply, instead of just explaining what the plot is about.

Firstly, we are going to talk about “The double life of Veronique”, a Krzysztof Kieślowski film released in 1991.

“The double life of Veronique” is structured in two parts: the one corresponding to the character of Weronika, which covers the first third of the film, more or less and the one that concerns Véronique, which covers the rest.

Weronika is a girl who lives in Poland, who has a short career as a singer and more than that, she suffers from a serious heart disease. Véronique, her twin, lives in France. The parallel between the lifes of one and the other, beyond the name and the face, are very obvious. Both are dedicated to music (Weronika as a lyrics singer and Véronique as a teacher in a conservatory). Moreover, they have the same scar, their mothers are dead, they share the same disease and they do not know of the existence of the other one. Both, in spite of the millions of kilometers that separate them, are capable of feeling that they are not alone. Their existences seem to be, in some way, interconnected. “I feel like I’m not alone”, Weronika tells to her father after waking from a dream. Later, Véronique makes a confession to her lover: “Throughout my life I had the impression of being here and far away.” It is clear that both feel each other. It could be said that they are two bodies that live the same soul.

The existence of a double stranger is a very common topic in Universal Literature and serves as a premise to the Polish filmmaker to give life to this suggestive, mysterious and poetic story full of explicit scenes.

The strength of the film resides precisely in the bond between these two women who resemble each other, feel the emotions of the other one and, even if they have never met. The film is placed between the awakening and the dreams. The silence, the emotions, the memories that seemed to have vanished, but also the permanent bewilderment fed the connection between Weronika and Véronique.

The film reaches its maximum splendor with the history of the puppets. We can consider this scene a metaphor for the bond that unites the twins. But this is not the only relationship we can establish. The fact that a twin is Polish and the other French seems to point to the relationship between Poland and the rest of Europe at that time.

In what concerns the audiovisual quality, we can say that “The double life of Veronique” is a film with a careful, original and sensitive visual aspect. The scenes have a certain warm tone, almost touching the sepia shade, which contributes to the beauty of the feelings.

As a conclusion, we can say that “The double life of Veronique” will make you fantasize about the possibility of having a doppleganger in another part of the world, capable of trapping you in a story full of mixed feelings.

In order to continue with this list of 3 polish films for expats I would like to talk about “In the name of…”. It was directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and released in 2014. It shows the life of a closeted middle-aged gay priest (Adam) who lives in a rural town. He tries to straighten young delinquents and reinsert them into society. At all times he hides his sexual orientation. Despite being aware of his attraction to men, Adam decided to become an active part of the Catholic community to escape from his sexuality. When he met Lukasz, one of the young guys he tries to help, that “bandage of sexuality” that he has over his eyes became more difficult to wear.

I think it’s one of the movies we’ve seen in class that has generated more controversy. This is due to the relationship established between the church (and Catholicism in general) and homosexuality. For centuries the church has been labeled homophobic and the truth is that sometimes it deserves that label. I am heterosexual, Christian, Catholic and a practitioner but I think there should be a renewal of Catholicism. Jesus said “Love one another as I have loved you”, at no time specified the gender of that ”another”. In Spain, unlike Poland, marriage between persons of the same sex is permitted but judicially, not ecclesiastically. I believe that this should change and that homosexual marriage should be approved by the Church. In spite of everything, today we can see small flashes of light of that renewal. The current pope has repeatedly mentioned phrases such as: “If a person is gay and seeks the Lord and is willing to do so, who am I to judge?” or “People should not be defined only by their sexual tendencies: let us not forget that God loves all his creatures and that we are destined to receive his infinite love.” The church has been involved on several occasions in scandals related to pedophilia and child abuse. Obviously they are isolated cases and measures have always been taken but it is ironic how these “servants of God” judge homosexuals and the LGTBIQ + community in general at the same time that they commit those crimes.

Going back to the movie, the boys try to show their masculinity continuously. They address each other with “insults” such as “you are a pussy.” They intend to continue the role of man that the current society imposes seeking authority and respect. We can find not only a gesture of “supposed masculinity” but also an apology to sexism. With these comments it seems that women are inferior to men.

There is one scene that has caught my attention: Adam masturbating in the bathtub. The director wants to show us how a priest can sin of thought and deed. If we analyze the scene more deeply we can consider water as a symbol. Water is often related to purity and it seems that Adam purifies himself of his sins instantly. But this is not the only scene in which Adam sins, there is also an explicit sex scene between Adam and Lukazs where you can see two people loving each other, beyond the genre, religion or any other social conception.

The end of the movie was quite surprising to me. Lukasz decided to join the school of priests, but it does not seem that he did so because he had received the call of God, actually he did not want to be separeted from his true love: Adam. Despite being an impossible love they will fight for their union in hiding.

As a final contribution, I consider it a very necessary film for the Polish society, given the existing conception of homosexuals in this country. The film may have helped the LGTBIQ + community to normalize their situation. I hope that within a few years this community can be treated with absolute respect.

The last polish film I am going to talk about is “Edi”, directed by the Polish Piotr Trzaskalski and carried out by Henryk Golebiewski. This film tells the story of two homeless who sell metal scraps in order to earn some cash. Thanks to that money they will buy alcohol to avoid the problems they have around. Shortly later Edi will be immersed in a series of problems after accepting the proposition of some gansters, which will turn him into an adoptive father.

In this first part of the film you can see the vice that Edi and his homeless mate had with alcohol. This is a social problem that can be seen day after day in any society in the world. Thanks to it they reach an utopian state that distances them from the real problems they had, with which they count, making them catch an easy path of life where the complications seem to be minimal.

On the other hand, in this film it is possible to observe values of great importance as the support. Edi, having no material values such as a house, vehicle or even money, focuses its social capital on relationships with others. At all times he shows a strong empathic position as he always offers everything for others without expecting anything in return. Thanks to these acts he feels alive and with vitality to go forward. With this fact I have been able to learn that material goods are not the ones that give vitality to life but social relationships and experiences with others are those which make you feel alive and full of energy.

Likewise the film shows the real life as it is because it does not look for perfect and happy endings. It is important to add that it does not focus on a single genre but it mixes romance, drama, certain moments of suspense and even terror. Life itself is that, the combination of different types of moments, that make us grow as humans.

One of the concepts that I liked the most about the film was the famous “Carpe Diem” lifestyle. Edi is a person who focuses on his day by day, making every day special. As the protagonist says every day can be Christmas since you are the one who chooses how to feel, live and even manage that day.

Finally, I would like to emphasize that in today’s society the idea that men are more violent than women is really ingrained. However the film breaks with this gender, sexuality, ethnicity and disability in Poland topic since as it shown all men do not comply with that idea. It is the case of the protagonist who in spite of being in adverse situations he does not resort to violence. In my opinion I think the term masculine is not well defined because there are no concrete roles for the male or female gender, but everyone is capable of doing everything. In the case of Edi, despite the fact that he is a man, he is able to raise and to get by a baby. This role is associated with women so the film again breaks with stereotypes marked by society.

I hope you liked these 3 recommendations of polish films for expats. If you watch them let me know by social media @SergioSMacias.

Thank you for your attention!

Sergio.