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Women in Polish Cinema

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ISBN-10: 1571819487

ISBN-13: 9781571819482

Edition: 2006

Authors: Ewa Mazierska, Elzbieta Ostrowska

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This work aims to explore the main types of female character in Polish feature cinema, from its beginnings to contemporary times and also to analyse the work of the most prominent Polish women film directors against the background of the roles being played by women in Polish history and their positions within society.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Ewa Mazierska is Professor of Film Studies at the School of Journalism and Media, University of Central Lancashire. Her publications include European Cinema and Intertextuality: History, Memory, Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), Jerzy Skolimowski: The Cinema of a Nonconformist (Berghahn, 2010), Masculinities in Polish, Czech and Slovak Cinema (Berghahn, 2008) and with Laura Rascaroli, Crossing New Europe: The European Road Movie (Wallflower, 2006) and From Moscow to Madrid: Postmodern Cities, European Cinema (I.B. Tauris, 2003). She is principal editor of the journal Studies in Eastern European Cinema .

John Orr is professor emeritus in the School of Social and Political Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Contemporary Cinema, The Art and Politics of Film, and Hitchcock and Twentieth-Century Cinema(Wallflower Press). Elzbieta Ostrowska is visiting professor of Polish studies at the University of Pittsburgh and is coeditor of Gender in Film and the Media. With John Orr, she is the coeditor of The Cinema of Andrzej Wajda: The Art of Irony and Defiance(Wallflower Press).

The myth of the Polish mother
Filmic representations of the myth of the Polish mother
Polish 'superwoman' : a liberation or victimisation?
Caught between activity and passivity : women in the Polish school
Agnieszka and other solidarity heroines of Polish cinema
Witches, bitches and other victims of the crisis of masculinity : women in Polish postcommunist cinema
Between fear and attraction : images of 'other' women
Wanda Jakubowska : the communist fighter
Barbara Sass : the author of women's films
Agnieszka Holland : a sceptic
Dorota Kedzierzawska : ambivalent feminist