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„Hiszpanka”, czyli alternatywna historia powstania wielkopolskiego
“Influenza”, Or the Alternative History of the Greater Poland Uprising

Author(s): Krzysztof Loska
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Łukasz Barczyk;Polish cinema;Greater Poland Uprising;Mediumism;Spiritism;

Summary/Abstract: In the article devoted to Łukasz Barczyk’s film, Loska draws attention to the post-modernist strategies used by the director and his use of the convention of alternative history. Beginning with delineating contexts related to the Greater Poland Uprising, the author moves on to spiritism and mediumism as phenomena in a special way imprinting on the film plot, because the alternative history of the uprising was shown through the prism of a war of telepaths. Loska, following Wolfgang Welsch, considers the revival of the esoteric traditions as one of the features of post-modernism (due to the turn towards alternative forms of cognition). The author tries to show that the process of fictionalization of facts, that is the use of historical materials to build imaginary fiction, plays a key role in “Influenza”.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 103
  • Page Range: 42-53
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish