In a short time Munk would bring his brand of healthy skepticism to his work in feature films. His characters never seem to know what it is they really want; at best they're naïve, at worst simply dishonest. His film is always about the individual, never really about the collective. Unlike the "model heroes" of the early postwar cinema, Munk's protagonists call the very notion of heroism into question; much of their screen time is spent reacting to events over which they have little or no control.
Kieslowski studied, like Andrzej Munk and Wajda, at the Lodz Film School, graduating in 1969. Though artistically indebted to Wajda he felt closer to Munk, who also came to features after experience as a documentarist.
...the "Cracow Group", had issued a manifesto calling for the exploitation of documentary techniques in feature films, which has been described as a dominant trait of the "Cinema of Moral Anxiety".
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