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), Screening the Face (2012), and Comparative Cinema: Late and Last Things in Literature and Film (2021).

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Ashes and Diamonds: What Remains

Andrzej Wajda’s masterful portrait of postwar Poland pits Communist ideals against the bitter realities of a new order.

By Paul Coates

“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