SALTO – SOMERSAULT (1965) Director: Tadeusz Konwicki Writer: Tadeusz Konwicki Composer: Wojciech Kilar Cinematographer: Kurt Weber Cast: Zbigniew Cybulski, Gustaw Holoubek, Wojciech Siemion Iga Cembrzyńska, Zdzisław Maklakiewicz, Włodzimierz Boruński When SALTO debuted in 1965, it was book-ended by two significant periods in Polish history that deeply affected film in the country. In 1956, tensions reached a high mark with de-Stalinization across the Eastern Bloc and the Poznański Czerwiec, a rebellion by workers in Poznań. This led to the establishment of Władysław Gomułka as the leader of the Party and ushered in a relaxation of censorship among the arts. For film, this meant the birth of the Polish New School brought in by a new generation of directors who grew up during the war. Directors such as Kutz, Wajda, Munk and Morgenstern were allowed to present themes that…