THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POSTER

Film

As a part of series of documentaries in the Polish Institute - "Poland - shortly".

Thursday 8 March 2012, 6:00 pm

Polish Institute

1065 Budapest, Nagymező u. 15

POLAND-SHORTLY

Poles and Hungarians know each other well and know a lot about themselves and their culture. But not always know the background of events or those people whose work is important part of Polish Culture. This time - for those who knows Polish or English - we want to bring closer some of these fascinating phenomena.

Screenings will be in Polish with English subtitles, for free.

 

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POSTER

This film will be the first documentary about one of the most important graphic movements of the XXth Century: the Polish Poster School. It became a phenomena world-wide in the 1960-70’s. Polish posters expressed the freedom of their creators in the communist times. The posters, present in everyday life and linked to the cultural and historical events, also tell the story of post-war Poland, of censorship in the communist times and the ways artists found to bypass it, of the relationships of Poland with the rest of the world, especially with France, many of the famous Polish poster artists emigrated there and where many famous French graphic designers first studied in Poland. Now Poland has integrated the European Union, what is the place of the heritage of the post-communist countries in the contemporary culture, dominated by mass entertainment and the market laws?

Trailer