EUROPE REPENTANT. REVIEW OF POSTCOLONIAL EUROPE: ETHNO-REPRESENTATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA BY KRZYSZTOF LOSKA
The subject of the present paper is a book „Postkolonialna Europa. Etnoobrazy współczesnego kina” by professor Krzysztof Loska from the Jagiellonian University, focused on an attempt to analyse the cinema of the Old Continent from post-colonial point of view. The review underlines a valuable contribution to Polish film studies that the book makes and emphasizes the scale of research undertaken, as well as the manner accuracy and the ability to perform a witty interpretation of each and every movie. In accordance to the reasoning included in the review, all these features can be noticed in particular in the chapters dedicated to the French cinema. In the present paper the author also pays attention, though, to omission of few movies that are strongly tied to the subject of Loska’s considerations and some irrelevance of the chapter named „Hybrydowość...” in relation to the rest of the book. However, those little concerns do not affect a very high rating of the quality of the reviewed book.
Translated by Kordian Bobowski