Andrzej Wajda's Duties to the Audience

  • Tadeusz Miczka


ANDRZEJ WAJDA'S DUTIES TO THE AUDIENCE (OSCAR 2000) You may think about cinema whatever you wish but there is one thing, dear colleagues, that you must not do : to disregard the audience.Andrzej Wajda's to the students of State Film School in Lodz)(1) WHENEVER the principal values in the post-war Polish cinema are being spoken or written about, Andrzej Wajda and his work are being mentioned long before the names and output of other directors. The complicated history of Polish culture, the national style in art and the never ending conversations of the Polish people about the unjust history and difficult contemporary times are closely tied with Andrzej Wajda. He made a name for himself, first of all, because of his contribution in lifting cinema to the status of an art that speaks about current Polish and international problems. He is the author of an...