Movies

Post-1989, Polish Cinema is taking to Hollywood style of filmmaking

PANAJI: Professor Piotr Klodowski, ambassador of Poland in India, said the language of cinema is the most universal for communication and he would, therefore, like greater cooperation between his country and India.


Klodowski, who speaks fluent Hindi, said the recent visit of the Polish Minister for Cultural and National Heritage to India had also strengthened this view.


He also promised to examine offers from film societies or filmmakers for Indo-Polish collaboration in this field. There were plans to collaborate with film schools, he said.


Addressing the Open Forum on Polish cinema with particular reference to the retrospective of the films of Jan Jacub Kolski at IFFI, he said cinema had undergone a major change in his country since 1989. While there was greater freedom, there were commercial pressures since the industry was earlier supported by the state. This had its positive and negative aspects. Films made before 1989 had restrictions but were generally good.


Kolsky said it was unfortunate that modern Polish cinema was turning to Hollywood for ideas, and therefore he avoided seeing films by other Polish filmmakers. However, he said Dorotha Kedzierzawska - who was also present – was an exception since she also stuck to her own style.


He said he wanted to keep his own perspective and stuck to his own style. He agreed to the presence of a strong Catholic influence in his films, but said he used this to expose the shallowness of Catholicism and use this to comment upon love, life and the world.


Asked if he had seen any Indian films, he said he preferred to watch the people. He felt it was too strong to say cinema in his country had degenerated but it had polarised and privatised.


He said eight of his 13 films were being shown and it was a mere coincidence that these eight were based in the countryside, since he had also made films in the city.


Referring to his latest film Venice shown here, he said it was based on the alter ego of the author who wrote the short story it was based on. It is about the oppression all around us with no place of escape. His central character, therefore, tends to withdraw into himself.


He said he was known for using stories that were ‘unadaptable’ to the large screen.


Dorotha said she liked the way Indians loved cinema. She said she agreed that Polish cinema was turning to Hollywood. The present Polish cinema was going in two directions: the commercial and the art. She preferred not to talk too much about her films, particularly after they had been made.


Kolsky’s cinematographer Arthur Reinhard said he had been talking to some Indians about making a film in India. Asked about his visuals, he said every film was a new challenge in itself.


The Open Forum has been organised by the Federation of Film Societies of India in collaboration with the Directorate of Film Festivals and the Entertainment Society of Goa.


Later addressing a press meet, Kolski said his film Venice “is about love awakened by a… lack of love. About growing up. About myself.”


The films being screened in the package are Venice, The Burial of Potato, Johnny The Aquarius, The Miraculous Place, The History of Cinema in the Village of Popielawy, Keep Away from the Window, Pornography, and Happy Aphonya.


The director was extremely happy with the response he received from the viewers at IFFI, and said his films are being perceived as Indian, and that he considers this as the best compliment.


He said he has received similar responses in Japan, Germany, and is happy to know of their universal appeal. When asked why most of the Polish films have a war background, he said “environment during oppression and adverse circumstances is a big stimulus to the creativity of filmmakers.”


Advising the film students, he said if the films are able to move the viewers, narrate a story and get a creative recognition, the filmmakers can consider their work to be successful. He said sensibility is very important for a filmmaker and he wants to make films which “one can absorb through all the senses.”

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/16/Oddball_0.jpg?itok=BG9dmZ7E
Oddball Motion Pictures gets Rs 250 cr for film production

MUMBAI: Oddball Motion Pictures, founded by filmmaker Nitin Upadhyaya, announced its association with Chanda Group where the latter will be funding a seed capital of up to Rs 250 crore for the feature films and original digital video content that will be exclusively developed and produced by...

Movies Movies On Mutiple Platforms
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/15/rmy_0.jpg?itok=lL8qydAg
Cast & crew of 21 sarfarosh: saragarhi 1897 celebrate army day with the 7th Battalion of sikh regiment of the indian army

The cast & crew of 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 commemorated the Army day with the Soldiers of Sikh regiment of Indian army. Actors Mohit Raina & Mukul Dev personally took the soldiers of the Sikh regiment on the tour of the set in Aamgaon where the epic battle of Saragarhi is currently...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/27/manav.jpg?itok=AdsRwhZX
Watch the world television premier of "Nirahua Hindustani"on 30th december at 1 PM only on Dabangg

SABGROUP’S foremost regional channel – Dabangg is geared for the World Television Premier of the highest revenue grossing Bhojpuri Blockbuster of all times, ‘Nirahua Hindustani’. The telecast will air on the 30th December,2017 at 1pm, followed by the repeat at 8pm.

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/26/Parikshit-Dar3.jpg?itok=9KjDQiNB
BookMyShow reveals how India entertained itself in 2017

As the year comes to a close, BookMyShow looks back at what entertained India this year, from movies to plays, sports, events and music. In 2017, millions of Indians reached out to BookMyShow to meet their entertainment demands basis which the platform is delighted to present #Bestof2017*.

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/22/irfaan.jpg?itok=mWT-Q4_W
Catch Bollywood Actor Irrfan Khan this Week on Off Centre

MUMBAI: This week on Off Centre, Anuradha Sengupta talks to one of the finest Bollywood actors in the industry, Irrfan Khan. From being noticed and welcomed as a romantic lead after 22 years in business to his latest release and love, sex, romance in today’s time, he expresses his views and...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/15/secret-superstar.jpg?itok=6yxH51NX
Zee Studios International's Secret Superstar hits it big in Taiwan

Zee Studios International has collected $700,681 from its release of Aamir Khan-starrer Secret Superstar in Taiwan, making the movie the widest Bollywood film in the country. The film, which also features Zaira Wasim, lit up the box office in India. The distribution company began the next phase of...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/08/zee-studio.jpg?itok=1xtV1Jhc
Zee Studio to premiere the post-apocalyptic horror drama - MAGGIE!

Zee Studio, the hollywood movie destination, brings the Indian television premiere of Maggie. Starring multi-award winner Arnold Schwarzenegger and Academy Award-nominee, Abigail Breslin, this post-apocalyptic drama premieres on 10 December 2017, Sunday at 12 noon and 9 pm.

Movies Hollywood
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/01/sanjay.jpg?itok=sJJUMOP8
Demonetisation, decline in govt ads impact UFO Q2 numbers

BENGALURU: Indian digital cinema distribution network and in-cinema advertising platform UFO Moviez Ltd (UFO) reported a 12.8 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) decline in consolidated operating revenue for the quarter ended 30 September 2017 (Q2 FY 2017-18) as compared with the corresponding year ago...

Movies Movies On Mutiple Platforms
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/25/Madhavan_0.jpg?itok=AcPIL5R4
The modern day economics of film financing

Only 2 per cent of the total movies released in 2016 in the US were computer graphic (CG) animation, yet they grossed more than 21 per cent of the US box office collection. Strong animation brands have longer shelf-life and generate revenue for years.

Movies International

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories