The Other Side of the Poster offers a closer look at Poland's film poster design that became world-famous at the end of the 1960s. Artist such as Waldemar Swierzy, Franciszek Starowieyski or Henryk Tomaszewski are still recognized among the top film poster designers of the so-called “Polish School of Posters”. The documentary presents broader context to the phenomenon and introduces the main representatives of the movement who helped to develop the Polish poster art.
The screening will follow after the opening ceremony of the exhibition of Polish film posters by Lech Majewsky and Karel Míšek, the students of Henryk Tomaszewsky.
Druga strona plakatu , Poland, 2010, 52 min, Beta SP, Arts and Culture
This film is 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. Now that Poland has integrated into the European Union, dominated by mass entertainment and the market laws, is there still a place for the heritage of the post-communist countries in the contemporary culture?
Ex Oriente Film 2004 / East Silver 2010
The Other Side of the Poster | 18:30 | January 11, 2011 | In Polish language with Czech simultaneous translation | Polish Institute in Prague | Male namesti 1, 110 00, Prague 1
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