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Polish Film School: Currents

by swojciechowski
A division of Polish Film School into three currents by Tadeusz Lubelski. The division is sometimes disputed as the directors are attributed to one of the currents with ALL of their films, despite the fact that in some cases two different films by one director could fit into two different currents. The three currents of Polish Film School with directors: 1) the psychotherapeutic current Andrzej Wajda (“Kanal”, “Ashes and Diamonds”, “Lotna”) Andrzej Munk (“Man on the Tracks”, “Heroism”, “Bad Luck”, “Passenger”) 2) the plebeian current Stanisław Różewicz (“Three Women”, “Free City”, “Birth Certificate”) Kazimierz Kutz (“Cross of Valor”,… Read more

A division of Polish Film School into three currents by Tadeusz Lubelski.

The division is sometimes disputed as the directors are attributed to one of the currents with ALL of their films, despite the fact that in some cases two different films by one director could fit into two different currents.

The three currents of Polish Film School with directors:

1) the psychotherapeutic current

Andrzej Wajda (“Kanal”, “Ashes and Diamonds”, “Lotna”)
Andrzej Munk (“Man on the Tracks”, “Heroism”, “Bad Luck”, “Passenger”)

2) the plebeian current

Stanisław Różewicz (“Three Women”, “Free City”, “Birth Certificate”)
Kazimierz Kutz (“Cross of Valor”, “Nobody’s Calling”, “The People from the Train”)
Witold Lesiewicz (“April”)
Stanisław Lenartowicz (“Pills for Aurelia”)*

3) the psychological and existential current

Tadeusz Konwicki (“The Last Day of Summer”, “All Souls’ Day”)
Wojciech Jerzy Has (“The Noose”, “Farewells”, “How to Be Loved”)
Jerzy Kawalerowicz (“The Real End of the Great War”, “Night Train”, “Mother Joan of the Angels”)
Stanisław Lenartowicz (“Pills for Aurelia”)*

*Lenartowicz’s film “Pills for Aurelia” is situated between the plebeian current and the psychological and existential current

Below a list of all the films which Lubelski considers to belong to the Polish Film School in a chronological order.

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“Trzy kobiety” (“Three Women”, 1957) by Stanisław Różewicz

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