The Andrzej Wajda-Philip Morris Freedom Prize

  • Ron Holloway

Abstract

Cinema is not just art and entertainment," said Polish director Andrzej Wajda in dialogue with German colleague Volker Schlöndorff during a program scheduled at the American Academy in Berlin. "Cinema also has a social, moral, philosophical function. This is often forgotten today." Asked for further clarification, Wajda answered, without hesitation but on a note of nostalgia: "Compare today's cinema with Italian Neorealism, with postwar Swedish and French cinema, and the gap is evident!"...
Published
1999-04-10
Section
Festivals