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Which cultural events—books, films, television shows, operas, plays, concerts—have been most overrated and underrated this year? We put this question to over 50 Prospect writers, and all their responses are printed below.

Katyn, the Oscar-nominated film by the octogenarian Polish director Andrzej Wajda that opens in the UK today, can be seen as a 20th century version of the story of Antigone – the woman who defies the city-state of Thebes by giving her dead brother a fitting burial. In this version of the myth, there are thousands of dead who have already been buried—by bulldozers. They make a different, even more basic demand of the living: to speak the truth about how they…

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