We probably all sometimes think about what the world will look like in the future, how our planet will surprise us and what we will do for or against it.

In the future shown in the movie "Interstellar" by Christopher Nolan, the people are focused only on their survival. Mistakes made by people in the past have caused a long-lasting drought and, as a consequence, hunger. The main goal of humankind is to produce enough food for everyone. A group of scientists under the leadership of professor Brand (Michael Cane) finds a spatiotemporal tunnel. They organize intergalactic journeys which may help to find a second home for the people of Earth. Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a former NASA pilot, currently a farmer and the father of two kids, finds the professor's scientific base. There he must make a difficult decision which will mean permanent separation from his kids and participation in the Endurance spaceship journey, which is crucial for the fate of humankind. He is accompanied by professor Brand's daughter, Amelia, (Anne Hathaway) and two scientists: Doyle (Wes Bentley) and Romilly (David Gyasi).

I have read many differing extreme opinions about this movie. The majority are positive, but I found a few extremely negative views as well. The movie received many award nominations and won the Oscar for the best special effects and six Saturn rewards, i.e. for music, screenplay, scenography and the best sci-fi movie. I decided to watch it to form my own opinion. The movie is surprising on many grounds. Despite the unusual subject, the spectacular special effects did not dominate this movie but emphasized its attractiveness.


When packing for a holiday, apart from clothes, tons of toys, billions of useful and less useful things, one of the biggest piles contains books. Nothing is better at the end of the day than an evening of collaborative reading.


Therefore, we went back to our favorites books and discovered a few new ones.


Together with Muminek's friends in "Moominvalley" we have ridden clouds, we have survived the storm on Hatifnats Island, we have been hunting for Mameluk and got to know the wizard who was looking for the big ruby.


Later on, thanks to Dorota Sumińska, we met the amazing "Jerry the Hedgehog" and have accompanied him during his meetings with insects and many little creatures. We have befriended a little mouse and viper, we have listened to the mother spider's story, we have comforted a cockroach that nobody liked, we have got to know a grass snake who is very often taken for a viper and we have held our breath meeting a wasp and hornet. "I believe in hedgehogs" is a very wise, good-natured book about animals, which punctures some common but false myths and shows in a very straightforward way some titbits about our little neighbors. We come back to this book every summer and every time we find something new in it.


A holiday which has just begun, a trip to the Masuria Lakes, good company and a book. What more could you possibly need? For me, that is definitely enough, all the more so if the weather is nice and the book is mature, measured and full of emotions. "Childhood's whispers" is the next great novel by Anna Sakowicz.


"Tunnel" by Magdalena Parys is a difficult book with a tenebrous story and original narrative style. The subject area of postwar German and the troubles of Berliners before the fall of The Berlin Wall isn't my favorite. Maybe this is the reason why, despite the undeniable value this book has, it won't be on my list of favorite books.


Is it possible to raise men only using fear? Can fear be the inspiration to work and develop one's own skills? How long can people work in permanent uncertainty and with no acknowledgement of their good work? Maybe the answers to these questions can be found in the Oscar-winning film "Whiplash" by Damien Chazelle.

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