A presentation by Rafal Morusiewicz
Under the title Fantastic Wednesday the PhD in Practice opens its doors to the Academy, friends, and other interested people. Program participants present their work in progress and experiment with different formats of presentation.
Hands Up! (dir. Jerzy Skolimowski, 1967/1981), How Far Away, How Near (dir. Tadeusz Konwicki, 1971), and Another View (dir. Károly Makk, 1982) present stories of individuals-emblems of the specific chrono-political moments in Poland‘s history. A theme that binds and informs my reading of the three films is uprootedness: in the stories narrated, of the characters featured, of the films themselves. During this evening, the action of uprooting continues, with the multiplicity of audio, video, and text layers imposed on the films‘ footage. They are the voices that digress, that fight for prominence, that fleet.
Rafal Morusiewicz collects queerable moments in films set in, produced in, and/or invoking Poland‘s 1952-1989 realities. This presentation is part of his PhD dissertation on Polish queer film.