The most celebrated novel of the Stefan Hertmans – War and Turpentine, published by Marginesy Publising House – will be staged on 22.06 and 23.06 in Aula Artis. At 20:00 we will have a Polish premiere of the play based on Stefan Hertmans' book and directed by Jan Lauwers – one of the curators of this year's festival.
Stefan Hertmans' grandfather's memories from the frontline of World War I constitute a starting point for the novel. Jan Lauwers employs his own vision of history to present the story of industrialisation and violence of World War I, which for Belgians constitutes the most painful historical event of the 2Oth century.
The General Representation of the Government of Flanders by the Belgian Embassy in Poland is the sponsor of these events.