Wajda and Kieślowski: Divergent Styles

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Wajda and Kieślowski: Divergent Styles
Andrzej
Wajda
(born 1926) and Krzysztof
Kieślowski
(1941-1996) are perhaps the two most accomplished Polish film directors since the end of the Second World War, and although both have demonstrated an interest in politics in their films, their styles and temperaments are very different from each other. In
Wajda’s
case, the political content tends to be overt and even blatant whereas
Kieślowski
has always opted for a more subtle, nuanced and indirect approach to critiquing the society in which he was born and raised. This paper will illustrate that difference by highlighting specific films each artist has made, namely Man of Iron (1981) and
Katyn
(2007) by
Wajda
and, somewhat more intensively, The...
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