The collection of eleven essays on Polish cinema after 1989 was released in China in April 2015. Two months later the book was among top three bestsellers on the list of "China's Good Book" website. It is also recommended by three other readers' rankings and listed among best-selling books on 14 Chinese websites. To date, out of 5,000 copies in print 3,000 has been sold.
"Polish Cinema Now" presents different aspects of recent Polish cinema, from entertainment to animation, documentary, feminist or gay cinema. The book is addressed to foreign readers, who, paradoxically, are more familiar with Polish films made in the times of the "Iron Curtain", when cultural exchange with the western world was limited and controlled by the communist authorities. Today, when communication barriers no longer exist, and Poland is a part of global film production and distribution system, the latest Polish cinema is still waiting to be discovered.
The book is intended for moviegoers, to whom the old films of Andrzej Wajda, Wojciech Jerzy Has, Andrzej Munk, Jerzy Skolimowski, Roman Polański and Krzysztof Kieślowski mean a lot, and who would like to get to know students and successors of these famous filmmakers. In addition to essays by Polish film critics, including Andrzej Kołodyński, Anita Piotrowska and Janusz Wróblewski, the book also contains an essay by a British film critic Michael Brooke, who sees Polish cinema from the western perspective.