Today, a Nobel and an Oscar on the shores of the Baltic. Poland had always seemed distant to me, both as an idea and as a real place on the map. Getting to know her better led me to discover Olga Tokarczuk and her work. «Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead» is a good novel to get you started (albeit not the most representative) and to help you delve into the landscapes of the Polish south which is her home. Cold war by Paweł Pawlikowski is a small (simple and polished) masterpiece of contemporary cinema, as essential as «Ida», another marvel by the same director.