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.
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Latest Film Reviews
The filmmaker charts his relationship with his humanist-pacifist father, Maurice Broomfield, a factory worker turned photographer.
A man takes an unorthodox and dangerous path in order to seek justice for the murder of his father.
An unexpected love triangle, a failed honey trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding are the three episodes, told in three movements to depict three female characters and trace the trajectories between their choices and regrets.
A narcotic dream reflecting Iranian national psychosis.
A Wuhan-set documentary that focuses on the Yangtze River.
A penniless Soviet refugee who dreams of making a career in Hollywood at the end of the 1920s falls in love with a wealthy young vampire spending the summer at the seaside with her awkward servant – with unforeseen consequences.
The director considers the critical relationship between humans and wild animals and the consequences of climate change.
A true animated film about an invented archipelago. About an imaginary, linguistic, political territory. About a real or dreamed country, or something in between.
Hard-hitting drama tracks the three decades that shaped the feared leader of a biker gang.
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.