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  • 16 October 2014

    In November 2014, the breathtaking documentary Warsaw Uprising, directed by Jan Komasa, will be presented on the big screen in New York. The screening of the movie in an American theater is arequirement to be considered for the Academy Awards.

    This film, which debuted in Polish cinemas in May, is the first ever to be comprised entirely off original documentary footage from the 1944 uprising.  The creators wanted it to be a movie not so much about the uprising itself, but rather about the people who fought and perished in it. Modern technology, such as colorization and restoration of archival materials, combined with the expertise of lip readers, allowed the filmmakers to retrieve not only insurgents faces but also their voices. Embellished with sound as much as with color, the movie becomes an emotional, throat-gripping account of the Warsaw Uprising, presenting it with unmatched realism.

     

    The story of the fighting is shown through the eyes of the two (fictional) young soldiers from of the Information and Propaganda Bureau of the Polish Underground Army. Ordered to film the city moving on with its day-to-day existence, they gradually become witnesses of sacrifice, heroism and death. They watch their city being obliterated from the face of the earth, never ceasing their mission of documenting the events in order to preserve them for future generations.

     

    Now, the movie will be presented in a new, updated version, adapted specifically for the American public thanks to Wladyslaw Pasikowski (director of such movies as Psy, Jack Strong and Kroll). Pasikowski added a third main character - an American air-gunner, shot down during one of his missions, who accompanies the two revolutionists.

     

    The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland and the Polish filmmakers would like to invite everyone for special screenings from November 7th  to November 13th at the Quad Cinema (34 W. & 13th Street, New York) at 1:05 PM, 3:05PM, 5:10PM, 7:10PM, and 9:40PM.

     

    Special Q&A sessions will follow the 7:10PM screenings on November 7th & 8th.

     

     

    More information will be available soon at:

     

    http://newyork.mfa.gov.pl/ and http://www.quadcinema.com.

     

     

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