Polish Postcommunist Cinema: From Pavement Level

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Peter Lang, 2007 - Performing Arts - 299 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
7
Womens cinema
16
Chapter 1
25
Chapter 2
43
Chapter 3
63
Chapter 5
113
Biographical film and the discourse on art on screen
143
Chapter 8
201
Chapter 9
223
Chapter 10
251
Appendix
269
Index
283
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The Author: Ewa Mazierska studied philosophy at Warsaw University and did her Ph.D. in Łódz University and is Reader in Contemporary Cinema, Department of Humanities, University of Central Lancashire. Her publications include Women in Polish Cinema (2006), Dreams and Diaries: The Cinema of Nanni Moretti (2004) and From Moscow to Madrid: Postmodern Cities, European Cinema (2003) (the last two co-authored with Laura Rascaroli). She also co-edited Relocating Britishness (2004).

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