Head of the Archive Department at Dovzhenko Center
|Meshes of the Afternoon
|Maya Deren, Alexander Hackenschmied
|A Man Escaped
|Diaries, Notes & Sketches: Walden
|Aguirre, Wrath of God
|News from Home
|Too Early, Too Late
|Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet
|KRÓTKI FILM O ZABIJANIU
Ten films are hardly enough to express at least a small part of the waves, trajectories, tints, testimonies and treasures of film history.
Moreover, this big history has been changing its narratives and doesn't look as solid and linear as it used to be seen. Social and academic discussions have now turned to hidden cinema, which was forgotten and underestimated because of some of the stereotypes of the past.
While I believe it is crucial to rethink film history as more emancipatory, democratic and fair, it is very valuable to keep open the fundamental questions "what is cinema?" and "where is cinema?". Therefore, in my list of film titles, I wanted to combine this enthusiastic approach to historical revision with the appreciation of the essential properties of the film medium.
Nowadays we frequently regard cinema as a historical art form, as the previous century's medium. Nevertheless, the fact that we reconsider film history, again and again, proves that we may have a lot of film discoveries both from the past and from the future, discoveries that will greatly influence our reality.