Saturday, March 14, 2015
Roone Arlegde Cinema (Albert Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway)
Please join us for a film screening of Warsaw 44, a film by Jan Komasa.
The most anticipated Polish film of the decade is a true epic of the tragic and heroic Warsaw Uprising of 1944. At the end of World War Two, as the Germans are slowly running out of steam, the Polish Home Army decides to capture Warsaw from German hands before the Soviets arrive and “liberate” the city (in fact putting it under Soviet Communist rule). We observe these historic events through the eyes of young Polish volunteers and recruits, who throw themselves head-first into combat, fighting against an army much stronger than their own.
Jan Komasa’s sophomore feature, after the highly successful Suicide Room, is a riveting historical spectacle, full of emotion and brilliantly staged combat scenes alike. Awarded at the Gdynia Film Festival for its special effects and the leading female role by the 18-year old Zofia Wichłacz, Warsaw 44 is an unforgettable experience, combining epic and intimate perspectives, as well as representing a new voice in Polish filmmaking to be reckoned with.
Click here to view the trailer.
WARSAW 44 (MIASTO 44), Poland 2014, written and directed by Jan Komasa, cinematography by Marian Prokop, music by Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz, cast: Józef Pawłowski, Zofia Wichłacz, Anna Próchniak, Antoni Królikowksi, Maurycy Popiel, Filip Gurłacz. Running time: 129 minutes.
The film is presented in its original Polish language version with English subtitles.
Co-organized by the Polish Film Institute and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York.
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