In December 2012 a book on Polish cinema of the past two decades - "Polish Cinema Now" was published in Korea. The publication, edited by Mateusz Werner, presents 11 essays written by experts in the field - from both Poland and abroad - on Polish cinema after 1989.
The publication, edited by Mateusz Werner, presents 11 essays written by experts in the field - from both Poland and abroad - on Polish cinema after 1989, describing it from a variety of perspectives, from its entertainment value to its socio-political messages. The book translated to Korean by Oh Myoung-hun was published by Communication Books.
It's been twenty years since Polish cinema could have its own voice, without having to pay heed to socialist ideals or censorship. Over these two decades, a few hundred significant films were made, along with a few thousand documentaries and art films. And yet, Polish films are not as well-known as their German or French counterparts in the world, or even those Polish films made in the time of the Iron Curtain. This book is aimed at fans of the cinema of Wajda, Has, Munk, Skolimowski, Polański and Kieślowski who want to take a look at how these pioneers have inspired their successors and what sorts of films have resulted from a varied combination of historical, political and social circumstance over the past few years. The album-sized book is illustrated with a great deal of photographs and still-frames.
Organizer: Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Communication Books