20  Milenia Fiedler

There is, in this response to my questions, an intense feeling of disillusionment. The wonderful heritage of Polish cinema seems to have been obliterated by the changes that have resulted from the break up of the Soviet hegemony since the fall of the Berlin Wall. On my last visit to Lodz, where Milenia was born, the largest cinema with five screens had four Hollywood films and one Turkish – not one Polish. However we should not forget the incredible amount of visionary work that has come out of Poland, especially since the Second World War. It is unacceptable to imagine that a renaissance will never happen in this country for which cinema seems such a natural medium. For there is cause for optimism in the work of the current ...

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