Jerzy Skolimowski: The Cinema of a Nonconformist

Jerzy Skolimowski: The Cinema of a Nonconformist

Ewa Mazierska


Jerzy Skolimowski is without doubt one of the most unique Polish administrators and one in every of just a handful who has received real attractiveness in a foreign country. this can be the 1st monograph, written in English, to be dedicated to his cinema. It covers Skolimowski's profession from his early successes in Poland, equivalent to Identification Marks: None and Barrier, via his émigré motion pictures, Deep End, Moonlighting and The Lightship, to his go back to Poland the place, in 2008, he made the the world over acclaimed Four Nights with Anna.

Ewa Mazierska addresses the most gains of Skolimowski's motion pictures, resembling their affinity to autobiographism and surrealism, whereas discussing their characters, narratives, visible variety, soundtracks, and the makes use of of literature. She attracts on quite a lot of cinematic and literary texts, situating Skolimowski's paintings in the context of Polish and international cinema, and drawing parallels among his paintings and that of 2 administrators, with whom he has a tendency to be in comparison, Roman Polański and Jean-Luc Godard.

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