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Olivia Cooltura invites to a meet-the-author session with Magdalena Zawadzka

September 21 at 6:00 pm – Olivia Sky Club

A long-awaited new book by Magdalena Zawadzka “Moje szczęśliwe wyspy” proves that this actress incessantly surprises us. She has an interesting and perceptive view of the world, as well as great sense of humour, which allows her not to treat herself too seriously.

Title “happy islands” mean not only the islands all over the world, which have been visited by Magdalena Zawadzka – a traveller full of passion. Happy islands are safe havens, memories, good and bad moments. The ones, which will stay in her memory forever. These are people, times, things, places, which became a safe shelter in her memory. These are stories about a yard next to block of flats from the past and children’s games, memories of travels, places, old taste of bread and strawberries. These are anecdotes connected with people, issues and stories, to which, just like the actress, we all like to come back like to a safe haven.

Magdalena Zawadzka – Holoubek (born on October 29, 1944 in Filipowice) – Polish theatre, film and television actress. A graduate of the State Higher Theatre School (PWST) in Warsaw (1966). She debuted at the age of 18 in Jan Rybkowski’s film entitled Spotkanie w Bajce (1962). In 1966 she played the main character in a comedy Pieczone gołąbki, co-starred by Krzysztof Litwin and the same year she played in a musical comedy Mocne uderzenie with Jerzy Turek. She gained popularity playing the role of Basia Wołodyjowska in a film Pan Wołodyjowski and TV series Przygody pana Michała (1969). She has played, for example, in the following films: Rozwodów nie będzie, Klucze, Mazepa (Gustaw Holoubek was a director and screenwriter), Noce i dnie, Sublokator, Goodbye Rockefeller or Łabędzi śpiew. She has made guest appearances at many theatres such as Teatr Scena Prezentacje in Warszawie. In 1996 she dubbed in a cartoon Lady and the Tramp. She has made guest appearances in TV series: Wojna domowa, Dziupla Cezara, Plebania. In TV series Samo Życie she plays the role of Danuta Jankowska, Teresa’s mother. She acted as Piotr Korzecki’s mother in the 4th season of Magda M. TV series. She appears in the list of graduates of 4th Adam Mickiewicz High School in Warsaw. Since 1973 she was a wife of Gustaw Holoubek (who died in 2008); she is a mother of Jan Holoubek. Magda Szubanski – an Australian actress – is her cousin.

Participation in the event is free, however due to the limited number of seats all participants have to register.

Olivia Cooltura is an interdisciplinary project of Olivia Business Centre and he Regional and Municipal Public Library in Gdańsk. In the project we organise for example meet-the-author sessions, film screenings, debates. We want to centre around Olivia Business Centre people who are interested in artistic, cultural and educational events. We would like to invite to Olivia Cooltura cycle especially OBC residents, Oliwa’s inhabitants and the whole Tricity metropolis.


21 September 2017
18:00 - 20:00
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