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Polish Postcommunist Cinema

From Pavement Level


Ewa Mazierska

This book covers the history of Polish cinema from 1989 up to the present in a broad political and cultural context, looking at both the film industry and film artistry. It considers the main ideas behind the institutional changes in the Polish film industry after the collapse of communism and assesses how these ideas were implemented. In discussing artistry, the focus is on the genres which dominated the Polish cinematic landscape after 1989 and the most important directors.
Contents: Polish film industry after 1989 – Police/gangster film – Heritage cinema – Comedy – Biographical film and discourse on art on screen – New Cinema of Moral Concern – Women’s cinema – Marek Koterski – Jan Jakub Kolski – Jerzy Stuhr.