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It turned out that the country was helpless in the face of a new reality.
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( ... ) a director should tell a story that is close to his own existential experience.

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We expected that people were just waiting for the collapse of the Soviet Union, or at least for its retreat, and they were going to be full of initiative in all areas of life - in culture, in economy and in politics.

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Language also encodes our past. We want to know who we are. To know who we are, we have to know who we used to be. Consequently, our literature, written in the past, anchors us in that past.

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As I said earlier, there are no writers who could create a literary vision of the new reality.

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Cinemas gained new young audiences who wanted films made for them.

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On the one hand, we had great filmic spectacles that brought in big audiences, adults as well as primary and secondary school students. On the other hand, there were attempts to create contemporary Polish film.

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In the forty years of the people's republic, some of the worst historical traits were preserved in our people. These included even the common characteristics developed in the economic reality of the time of partitions in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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At the same time, television theatre became more visibly active.

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Even better, there were established two separate committees deciding on state film funding.

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In the first years after 1989, films were partly financed from the state's budget as well as by public television. Still, except for a few special cases, most films are made this way.

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