POLISH 314 - Polish Cinema
Section: 003
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Polish (POLISH)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
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We will study the cinema of Poland from the end of World War II to the present. Although Polish cinema was under state control during the Communist period (1946-1989), this did not prevent filmmakers from using the potentials of film language to address, in imaginative new ways, relevant social and political issues. Beginning with the so-called "Polish School" of 1956-1961, continuing through the period of the "cinema of moral anxiety," filmmakers like Andrzej Munk, Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polanski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Agnieszka Holland, and Krzysztof Kieslowski (among others) challenged the regime in their controversial films. In the post-Communist period, this tradition of rich cultural commentary in Polish cinema has continued. We will view and discuss fifteen films, both in terms of the issues they address and their artistic structure-how they go about transmitting their themes with power and emotion. Grades are based on participation in class discussion and three medium-length papers (6-8 pages). The first two papers will involve both a first draft and a revision/expansion based on comments on the first draft. Suggested topics will be given out at least three weeks in advance of the due date.

POLISH 314 - Polish Cinema
Schedule Listing
002 (LAB)
M 7:00PM - 9:00PM
003 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 1571812768
Polish National Cinema, Author: Marek Haltof, Publisher: Berghahn Books 2002
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