Revealing Histories: Polish Cinema
Explores the films of four famous Polish directors – Andrzej Wajda, Andrzej Munk, Krzysztof Kieœlowski, and Agnieszka Holland – whose artistic approaches and ethical/political themes greatly influenced Polish and European cinema as well as Polish politics. Through viewing their movies and consulting biographical, historical, and critical materials, we’ll examine how these directors use film to reconstruct history, challenge politically or religiously orthodox myths, and suggest new ways of valuing the complexity and spiritual capacities of the individual. All texts in English translation. All films screened with subtitles. One course.