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.
The Author: Ewa Mazierska studied philosophy at Warsaw University and did her Ph.D. in Lodz 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).