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Identity politics dominate at Poland’s Gdynia Film Festival

Almost a century ago, Vladimir Lenin announced that cinema was to be the most important of the arts. What he meant, of course, was the powerful emotive power movies would have in the construction of communism. Often, outstanding filmmakers enthusiastically included their own personal political aims and beliefs in the films that they created. Meanwhile, […]
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Famous film director compares Polish Border Guard to East German soldiers guarding Berlin Wall under communism

The latest anti-Polish narrative will become a tool for the Polish opposition to use after their previous pro-migrant antics on the Polish-Belarusian border were roundly rejected by Poles, writes columnist MichaƂ Karnowski

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