I’m currently reading Polish Postcommunist Cinema by Ewa Mazierska. So far, it’s okay. Mazierska gives a decent overview of the cinematic climate after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. In the first part, she analyzes films through popular genres such as police/gangster films and heritage cinema. I sometimes think genre studies can be a bit reductive and, so far, Mazierska’s overviews have been brief and sometimes underdeveloped. I am looking forward to her discussion of The New Cinema of Moral Concern and women’s cinema. However, I’m still wading through the genre breakdowns.
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