Mateusz Tarwacki

Mateusz is a ilm critic and visual culture researcher based in Warsaw. He graduated with a specialization in "visual culture" at the Institute of Polish Culture of the University of Warsaw. His work has been published, on the Notes na 6 Tygodni (Notebook for 6 Weeks), in the scientific magazine View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture and the portal ZCyklu.pl, among others.

Since March 2018, he has also been running bilingual dedicated cinema website zawieszony - which publishes reviews in Polish and English.

Mateusz loves slow cinema and the feeling of being hypnotised by the movies – so he mainly deals with artistic and festival cinema. His fields of research are works created by women and socially involved cinema. He tries to remember that in the experience of cinema reception he is above all a viewer, equal to every other recipient. For him, the personal value of cinema experience is the basis for sharing knowledge and feelings.

Latest Film Reviews

Mother
In Thailand, Pomm takes care of Europeans with Alzheimer’s. Separated from her children, she helps Elisabeth during the final stages of her life, as a new patient arrives from Switzerland.
Museum Town
A rural American town suffering economically from factory closures finds an unconventional route to recovery.
I Am Greta
Profile of the teenage Swedish climate activist.
This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection
When her village is threatened with forced resettlement due to reservoir construction, an 80-year-old widow finds a new will to live and ignites the spirit of resilience within her community.
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