Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Serce na dloni (With a Warm Heart)

Sun, February 22, 2009 | Texas Union Theater

6:00 PM

Polish Filmmaker, Krzysztof Zanussi, Makes Premier appearance at the University of Texas

WHEN: Sunday, February 22, 2009

TIME: 6pm

WHERE: Texas Union Theater at the University of Texas at Austin, 24th and Guadalupe (2247 Guadalupe)

WHAT: Screening of the film "Serce na dloni" or "With a Warm Heart" (2008, 96 minutes) directed by Krzysztof Zanussi. The director will be present and available for a QandA session after the film.


The Austin Polish Society is excited to sponsor the Southwest premiere of Mr. Zanussi's 2008 film, "Serce na dloni" or "With a warm heart". Mr. Zanussi is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker and university lecturer at the Silesian University in Katowice, Poland and a professor of European film at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

Mr. Zanussi will be at the film screening on Sunday, February 22. He will also be a guest lecturer at the University of Texas, College of Communication, The Radio, Television, and Film Department, ( ). Mr. Zanussi will present on the topic "Modern Film Language" on Monday, February 23. The lecture is free and open to the public. Visit the APS web site: for details.

About the film: "With a warm heart" is a dark comedy about Konstanty, a rich businessman, who finds out he has been suffering from a serious heart disease and only a quick transplant can save his life. While in the hospital Konstanty meets a young man named Stefan. Stefan has lost interest in living because of a job loss and an unhappy love life. Suicidal Stefan is an ideal donor and all he needs is a little help to leave this world.

Sponsored by: CREEES, Department of Radio, Television, and Film, and the Austin Polish Society

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