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Milkbar – Time Stands Still in Poland

Written by Christopher Alm • March 14th, 2008

Swedish filmmakers Terese Mörnvik and Ewa Einhorn team up with Fredrik Gertten from WG Film in Malmö, Sweden to bring you a documentary about a place where time has stood still for the past decades. Born from a concept of the communist past, Poland once had over 25 000 Milkbars to serve cheap traditional food for families, old and homeless people

Once run and owned by the Polish government, now privately operated only 140 bars remain. Danuta Dzius is the owner of Bar Bywalec. This is a story how she tries to keep the bygone times alive, with the liberal market knocking on her front door. “– Why can’t there be Milkbar’s all over the world?” she says, and how right she is.

Christopher Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Anonymous

    That was rustic! Fascinating.

    Charles of the Telstar Lounge

  • Anonymous

    Is there anyway you could repost the first and third ultra-swank albums i really want them thanks

  • earthinvaders

    Hi Chris,
    Thanks for your feedback regarding “Earthinvaders – blog” Automatic posting, which includes content from your blog.

    As I believe you’ve understood, I don’t intend to steal your content nor get any kind of recognition using your work, that I much appreciate.

    Please see the inclusion of your blog in my “automatic posting” just as an homage to your work which I’m a reader/fan.

    Meanwhile, you’re right about not being very explicit that it’s third party content that I’m showing, and in the next few days I will change that by explaining and linking directly to the authors blogs in the header of my blog.

    If you wish I may also remove your feed from my posts, if thats the case please tell me, and I’ll do it.

    As I didn’t find any direct contact or mail in your blog, I’m commenting here, but of course you don’t need to accept the comment for posting.

    So that my comment doesn’t get completely off topic here you have a “Milky Bar” I made some time ago using Google sketchup, from a 50’s blueprint, in art-deco style architecture.


    Keep up the good work

    greetings from Portugal

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