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Warsaw 44 - Polish Film Festival 2016

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The Second London Polish Film Festival is ending on Saturday, June 25 with the screening of the 2014  film Warsaw 44 by Jan Komasa, highly acclaimed filmmaker for his first featured production Suicide Room.  It is August 1944, the fifth year of German occupation of Poland, the underground Polish Home Army organized an operation to liberate the city.

During the fighting, which lasted for 63 days 17 000 insurgents and anywhere between 150,000 and 200,000 civilians died. The Nazis destroyed  90 per cent of the city.

"We want to show the Warsaw Uprising to the world" - says Jan Komasa- "give it  its deserved place in world-wide consciousness".

The film is showing Warsaw Uprising of 1944, an important historical event of WW2 but differently than other films on the topic. Jan Komasa, a young director, only in his early thirties is presenting the topic  from the perspective of young fighters. We can watch the events of those days through the eyes of young people who found themselves then and there. It is not only a story about the courage and sacrifice of the fighters, but  also a story of youth and love during the brutal war time. And this is how this film was often advertised: Love in the times of the apocalypse.

Join us to watch  one of the biggest Polish productions of recent years. The film was praised for well played main characters and great attention to historical accuracy and awarded on many festivals.

LOCATION: 419 Hill Street - Community room in the Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Catholic Church. Free Parking

6:15 PM, Saturday, June 25 – Warsaw 44/Miasto 44 by Jan Komasa

Free Parking

The event is FREE, no registration needed