16 August 2013
New publication by Ib Bondebjerg
Ib Bondebjerg has published the article: Confronting the Past. Trauma, History and Memory in Wajda's Film. I Images. The International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication, Vol. XI: 20, 2013.
Historical films are important carriers of collective memory, and as a genre historical films can activate both strong feelings and strong debate.This article deals with some of the most important historical film genres and uses a general theory of genres, emotions, memory and history to analyse the historical films of Polish film director Andrzej Wajda. The article argues that the traumatic and contrast-filled history of Poland makes historical films especially important and interesting as a critical part of public debate and the reframing and reinterpretation of the past.