Author Spotlight

Paul Coates

Paul Coates is a professor emeritus of film studies at Western University, Ontario. Previously, he taught at Georgia, McGill, and Aberdeen, and his books include The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon’s Gaze (1991), Lucid Dreams: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieślowski (ed., 1999), Cinema and Colour (2010), and Screening the Face (2012).

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“And So On”: Kieślowski’s Dekalog and the Metaphysics of the Everyday

This monumental meditation on the Ten Commandments captures the spiritual undercurrents of life in late-Communist Poland.

By Paul Coates

Ashes and Diamonds

Ashes and Diamonds has rightly been lauded as one of the finest of postwar East-Central European films, and the most vital work of the Polish School. It is salutary, however, to remember how much controversy has dogged the film within Poland itself,

By Paul Coates