HANNA AND “HER” CINEMA. ON THE BOOK KINO HANNY SCHYGULLI, ED. A. GWÓŹDŹ, WROCŁAW 2015, 394 PP.
The paper is a review of Kino Hanny Schygulli (a volume published in the series “Niemcy — Media — Kultura” (“Germany — Media — Culture”)), edited by Andrzej Gwóźdź. Contributors of the publication represent various disciplines and present their own unique view. As a consequence, the main aim of the volume — which is to show a phenomenon of Schygulla’s art of acting in the broadest perspective — is fulfilled. The actress is presented as a creative entity, an exceptional co-author of films in which she performed. The author of the review claims that although the contributors analyze an interesting and still undescribed issue, the book does not meet the reader’s expectations, provoked by the editor’s initial assumptions expressed in the preface. The biggest deficiency of the volume seems to be the lack of solid theoretical background in describing the connection between the author and the actor developed in theatre and film studies.
Translated by Aleksandra Idczak