SAC 441 - National Cinemas
Section: 003 Polish Cinema
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Lab Fee:
50
Advisory Prerequisites:
FILMVID/SAC 230 or 236 or 360.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The course covers Polish cinema from WWII to the present, tracing the development of film styles and genres in the context of the historical, political, and cultural features of Polish society. The first wave of State Film School graduates (including Wajda, Munk, and Polanski) garnered international recognition by using realist norms in combination with intricate symbolism and absurdist allegory to critique the loss of civic values under Communism, thus utilizing the visual potentials of film language to circumvent the limitations imposed by “Socialist Realism” and State censorship. In the 1970s and 1980s, a second generation of film auteurs (including Zanussi, Holland, and Kieślowski) emerged and continued to break new ground stylistically, challenging Polish society in their “cinema of moral concern.” In the post-Communist period, Hollywood models (in particular the gangster film as a metaphor for capitalist norms) and international coproduction have played significant roles. We will analyze 14 films and discuss the accompanying reading.

SAC 441 - National Cinemas
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
20240
Open
6
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with Asian 480.006
002 (LAB)
 
20241
Open
6
 
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Tu 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Note: Meets with Asian 480.007
003 (LEC)
P
23197
Open
7
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets with CAAS 458.005
004 (LAB)
 
23198
Open
7
 
-
M 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Note: Meets with CAAS 458.006
005 (LEC)
P
27510
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (LAB)
 
27511
Closed
0
 
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M 4:00PM - 6:30PM
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