Między mitem i historią jest realność zła. Ryś Stanisława Różewicza
BETWEEN MYTH AND HISTORY IS THE REALITY OF EVIL. STANISLAW ROZEWICZ’S LYNX (RYS)
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The aim of Lynx, a film by Stanislaw Rozewicz, is to show the reality of evil, and overcome the boundary between its mythical representation and its occurrence in history. The audience is confronted with two extreme forms of evil that originate on the opposing poles of human free will. The first of these refers to the biblical myth of Adam and the problem of individuals yielding to evil. The second one, associated with the experience of Shoah, confirms the existence of evil in the human being, but above all in people, especially in the social, and systemic dimensions. The visual narrative in the film is a confrontation of both of these faces of the reality of evil, which confirms their interdependence and mutual entanglement, that cannot be fully explained and rationalised. Because of that the thesis about the banality of evil seems to be unacceptable.
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