Polish Cinema in an International Context

posted by SHorváth on 2009/11/22 18:47

[ Veranstaltungen - Conferences ]

This international conference, taking place on December 4th-5th, 2009 in the Cornerhouse, Manchester, is part of POLSKA! YEAR in the United Kingdom. It will consider Polish cinema in an international context and feature contributions from both leading Polish, UK and international academics, as well as professionals involved with the production, distribution, archiving and promotion of Polish films.

The conference will especially address the question of why, given Polish cinema under communism's wide dissemination and popularity, contemporary Polish cinema has much more difficulty in crossing international borders. The conference will be accompanied by a festival of Polish cinema, hosted by Cornerhouse and public discussions of Polish films. It is addressed to the academic community, as well as educators and promoters of Polish films and the public at large.

Keynote speakers

Prof. Ian Christie, Birkbeck, University of London, leading expert on European cinema and avant-garde film and video

Dr. Peter Hames, Staffordshire University, leading expert on Eastern European Cinema

Dr. Iwona Kurz, Warsaw University, leading expert on Polish cinema, academic and film critic

Prof. Tadeusz Lubelski, Jagiellonia University, leading expert on Polish cinema, academic and film critic

Prof. Mirosław Przylipiak, Pomeranian Academy in Słupsk, leading expert on Polish cinema, film critic and documentary filmmaker

Special guests

Andrzej Zanussi, who made films in Poland and France

Andrzej Żuławski, renowned director, who made films in Poland and France

Download the full programme in .doc

The conferece is organised by Cornerhouse, Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Warsaw), Polish Film Institute and University of Central Lancashire (Preston) and University of Salford.