General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Representation and Reception – cinematographic portraits of Central Europe and the Balkans
Language English
Module lecturer dr Adrianna Woroch
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 03-AP-RRC


Collegium Maius
Fredry 10 Street
room 219


Module aim (aims)

Course aim (aims):

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)


Course learning content:

Introduction of issues related to the historical and cultural specificity of the Central Europe region and the Balkans
Presentation of basic film trends that influenced not only the shape of European, but also worldwide cinematography (including Czechoslovakian New Wave, Cinema of Moral Unrest, Zagreb School of Animated Films)
Outlining the specificity of contemporary cinema in the region of Central Europe and the Balkans (Romanian New Wave, Greek Weird Wave, Hungarian New Wave)
Analyzing the methods of coping with historical trauma of the Balkan Wars (examples from Serbian and Bosnian cinema) and the Abkhazian-Georgian conflict
Presenting a view on history from the perspective of Polish works (e.g. Ida by Paweł Pawlikowski or Pokłosie (Aftermath) by Władysław Pasikowski)
Introduction of issues related to migration/life in the diaspora and analysis of specific artists/works
Familiarizing the students with the challenges, which national cinematographies have to face (difficulties with financing, political impasse, transnational nature of production, economic situation [e.g. the financial crisis in 2008])

Reading list