Andrzej Wajda: History, Politics & Nostalgia In Polish Cinema

Andrzej Wajda: History, Politics & Nostalgia In Polish Cinema

Andrzej Wajda: History, Politics & Nostalgia In Polish Cinema

The work of Andrzej Wajda, one of the world's most important filmmakers, shows remarkable cohesion in spite of the wide ranging scope of his films, as this study of his complete output of feature films shows. Not only do his films address crucial historical, social and political issues; the complexity of his work is reinforced by the incorporation of the elements of major film and art movements. It is the reworking of these different elements by Wajda, as the author shows, which give his films their unique visual and aural qualities.

Review

"Falkowska's comprehensive survey of Wajda's artistic evolution is a worthwhile addition to the growing critical literature on this exceptional filmmaker. In practical terms, the monographs is also useable as a textbook and...can serve as a point of departure for the continuing discourse von Andrzej Wajda and his films."  ·  Slavic and East European Journal

"...a highly readable, jargon-free account of Wajda's life, education, formative experiences and, especially, his incredibly varied body of creative work...This is going to be the standard work in English on this important Polish film director. It does a good...

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