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Age of Czeslaw Milosz, The

Synopsis
This documentary commemorates the 100th birthday of Czeslaw Milosz, the Nobel Prize-winning Polish-Lithuanian poet. Famous cultural figures, friends, and family retrace the life and work of this extraordinary thinker, joined by Milosz’s own words and a wealth of archival material. Born in a cross-border region of Lithuania in 1911, Milosz grew up a polyglot, fluent in Polish, Lithuanian, Russian, English, and French. After studying law, he travelled to Paris, where he published poems, fiction, and essays. This led him to Warsaw, where he spent World War II working for underground presses. Surviving Nazi rule, he went on to serve as a cultural attache of Poland in Paris. In 1951, he defected to the West and wrote his most famous prose work, The Captive Mind. By 1960, Milosz had emigrated to the U.S. to teach at the University of California, Berkeley. With the fall of the Iron Curtain, Milosz returned to Poland, where he passed away in 2004 at the age of 93. The AGE OF CZESLAW MILOSZ is a lyrical reflection on a life spent in exile.
Language
Lithuanian
Country
Lithuania
Year of release
2011
Notes
In Lithuanian with English subtitles.
Subjects
Literature
Keywords
Lithuania; Poland; poetry - 20th century; Milosz, Czeslaw

Credits

Director
Juozas Javaitis

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
DVD-R
Price
$29.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
185 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

Facets Multi-media Inc.

Email
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Fax
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Address
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Notes
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