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18. 09. 2023.

We announce a new book devoted to the cinema of our graduate published by the Lodz Film School Publishing House. The book will be available for purchase during the 48th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.

"Another World? Dorota Kędzierzawska's Author's Cinema" by Marcin Radomski presents the profile of a talented Polish film director the author of such films as Wrony, Jestem, Nic, Pora umierać, Jutro będzie lepiej and Żużla. This is the first monograph devoted to her life and work. Combining the perspectives of film, biographical, anthropological and cultural studies, it shows Dorota Kędzierzawska's original achievements against the background of the 1990s and the following decade. The book undertakes the task of filling the gap in Polish film studies. The monograph contains a review of unpublished foreign press and festival materials, including a multi-threaded interview with the director.

Marcin Radomski – journalist, film critic, doctor of humanities studied at the University of Warsaw, Collegium Civitas and the University of Amsterdam obtaining a Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He publishes in Polish and foreign media and lectures at the Warsaw Film School and SWPS University. He is the author and host of the KINOrozmowa film channel and is a member of the International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI.

The book will be available for purchase during this year's edition of the Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia. Viewers of this year's edition of the Gdynia Festival will see in the Main Competition, the film DREAMS FULL OF SMOKE (SNY PEŁNE DYMU), written and directed by Dorota Kędzierzawska, as well as her student film from 1982 THE EGG showing in a special screening on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Lodz Film School.

The book is also available in the bookstore of the Lodz Film School Publishing House: https://ksiegarnia.filmschool.lodz.pl/strona-glowna/287-inny-%C5%9Bwiat-kino-autorskie-doroty-k%C4%9...

“I really like Dorota Kędzierzawska's films. They are filled with sensitivity to other people, honesty and, above all, an extraordinary ability to portray and bring out children's personalities. Marcin Radomski's book allows you to immerse yourself in the world of films and characters of one of the most original directors of Polish cinema.”

Grażyna Torbicka

Dorota Kędzierzawska's "Another World" in Marcin Radomski's monograph is made familiar. Marcin Radomski thoughtfully and tenderly followed the entire career of the outstanding director. He writes that Kędzierzawska portrays "the world and man". The same thing has been successfully achieved in this publication. A portrait of the director, a portrait of her world.”
Łukasz Maciejewski