Revealing Histories: Polish Cinema

LIT 298S

Explores the films of four famous Polish directors—Andrzej Wajda, Andrzej Munk, Krzysztof Kieœlowski, and Agnieszka Holland—whose artistic approaches and ethical/political themes greatly influenced Polish and European cinema as well as Polish politics. Through viewing their movies and consulting biographical, historical, and critical materials, we’ll examine how these directors use film to reconstruct history, challenge politically or religiously orthodox myths, and suggest new ways of valuing the complexity and spiritual capacities of the individual. All texts in English translation. All films screened with subtitles. Instructor: Holmgren
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • CINE 298S
  • POLISH 298S
  • VMS 297S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring