Michael Brooke

September 30, 2008

Polish Documentaries

Filed under: Kinoblog — Michael @ 11:53 am

The Polish Documentaries series that I wrote for Kinoblog between August 2007 and April 2008 has just been restarted with a piece on Article Zero (1957), Włodzimierz Borowik’s hard-hitting exposé of prostitution at a time when the Polish legal system refused to acknowledge its existence.

The next few days will see similar entries on all the rest of the titles on PWA’s Polish School of the Documentary: The Black Series DVD set, namely:

  • Place of Residence (d. Maksymilian Wrocławski, 1957)
  • Sopot 1957 (d. Jerzy Hoffman, Edward Skórzewski, 1957)
  • Jazz Talks (d. Andrzej Brzozowski, 1957)
  • Break Up the Dance (d. Roman Polański, 1957)
  • Island of Great Hopes (d. Bohdan Poręba, 1957)
  • The City on Islands (d. Jerzy Dmowski, Bohdan Kosiński, 1958)
  • From Powiśle (d. Kazimierz Karabasz, 1958)
  • STS 58 (d. Agnieszka Osiecka, 1959)
  • A Day Without the Sun (d. Kazimierz Karabasz, Władysław Ślesicki, 1959)

…followed by a DVD Times review of the complete set. Links will be added to this post when they’re published, though a complete list of all the Polish documentary reviews I’ve written to date can be found here.

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