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The Red and the White: The Cinema of People's Poland takes a fascinating look at the history of Polish cinema from 1945 to 1989. Exploring how Poland was affected by the political, social and cultural upheavals throughout those eras. Poland has produced a number of successful and highly regarded directors. Paul Coates pays particular attention to the work of Krzysztof Kieslowski and Andrzej Wajda while placing them within the wider context of Polish cinema. This volume includes unique primary archival research into the role of state-sponsored censorship and coverage of Polish-Jewish representations in film. Films discussed include Europa, Europa, Eroica, Ashes and Diamonds, and Decalogue Eight.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904764267
ISBN-10: 1904764266
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Coates

Paul Coates is reader and director of the film studies department at the University of Aberdeen. His books include, The Story of the Lost Reflection: The Alienation of the Image in Western and Polish Cinema (1985) and Lucid Dreams: the Films of Krzysztof Kieslowski (1999).

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