The opening up of Poland economically and politically to global influences after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, coupled with the rise of transnational approaches to the study of film, present ideal conditions for an examination of Polish cinema from a transnational vantage point. Yet not only have studies of Polish cinema remained largely within a national framework but Polish, and many other Eastern European cinemas, have also been virtually excluded from accounts of transnational cinema. 'Polish Cinema in a Transnational Context' addresses this lacuna in film studies by examining the international reception of Polish films in Europe and North America, Polish international coproductions and the presence of Polish performers in foreign films, and the works of subversive émigré auteurs like Andrzej Zulawski and Walerian Borowczyk. Authors in this collection present familiar films and filmmakers in a new and revealing light, while also shifting the focus to lesser known filmmakers and aspects of Polish cinema. The resulting volume moves discussion beyond the border of Polish national belonging. Contributors: Peter Hames, Darragh O'Donoghue, Helena Goscilo, Dorota Ostrowska, Charlotte Govaert, Eva Näripea, Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood, Ewa Mazierska, Alison Smith, Lars Kristensen, Jonathan Owen, Michael Goddard, Robert Murphy, Kamila Kuc, Elzbieta Ostrowska. Ewa Mazierska is professor of film studies at the University of Central Lancashire. Michael Goddard is senior lecturer at the University of Salford.
Polish Cinema in a Transnational Context
Subjects: Film Studies, History, Sociology