A legend among Polish film critics, essayist and cinematography lecturer at the Łódź Film School, died in Łódź on 21 August 2011...
Maria Kornatowska, photo by Łukasz Szeląg/Reporter/East News
Maria Kornatowska, a legend among Polish film critics, essayist and cinematography lecturer at the Łódź Film School, died in Łódź on 21 August 2011.
She was a talented writer for major publications in Poland and abroad. Beloved by her students, Korantowska was the author of many books and publications on film. She has published in the Cinema / Kino, Film, Tygodnik Powszechny and the New York New Daily. Her American essays have appeared in the volumes of Reflections on make-up. Her most known book Fellini, a monography of Federico Fellini, was first published in 1972 and with an extended version published in 2004.
She also wrote Magic and Money (2002), an interview with Agnieszka Holland and published Films about love (1977), Eros and film (1986). She co-wrote a film about Wojciech Jerzy Hasi, From Dreams.
During a review of the etudes of the Łódź students in New York, Maria Kornatowska was quoted in the New York Times citing that the tradition of the Łódź Film School is an education to become an artist, not a craftsmen or showman.