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Polish National Cinema
by Marek Haltof
Berghahn Books, January 2002


In the years since World War II, Poland has developed one of Europe's most distinguished film cultures. This book is the first comprehensive study of Polish cinema from the end of the 19th century to the present. It provides an introduction not only to Polish cinema within a socio-political and economic context, but also to the complexities of East-Central European cinema and politics. Marek Haltof teaches film at Northern Michigan University and has written several books on film published in Poland and the U.S.

“Provides fresh and broadened critical perspectives on such internationally significant moments and movements in Polish cinema as the “Polish School” in the 1950s and 1960s, the “Cinema of Moral Concern” of the late seventies and early eighties, and the newer developments in Polish cinema associated with the transition from socialism to capitalism and democracy in the 1990s.” - Daniel J. Goulding, Emeritus Professor of Film Studies and Theater Arts, Oberlin College

“An outstanding contribution to the literature on national cinemas and national identity in the other Europe.” - Bohdan Y. Nebesio, Film Studies Program, University of Alberta.

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