contemporary Polish cinema; woman; man; movie hero; Ashes and Diamonds; More Than Life at Stake; Pitbull; Polish-Russian War; Suicide Room; Secret Wars; Blood of my flesh
"Postscriptum Polonistyczne" Nr 2 (2017), s. 193-205
The article presents the evolution of the heroes in Polish cinema after the Second World
War, as well as while showing the characters that influenced the social awareness of Poles, it
reveals those which have been created in response to the social needs. Although the Polish
postwar cinema for decades used to be exclusively masculine, lately this tendency changed,
and thus for, the author shows that the features and attributes of male characters have been
transferred to the female characters by the scenarists and film directors.