In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising of 1944, Polish Filmmakers NYC and The Kosciuszko Foundation present a screening of Andrzej Wajda’s landmark film “Kanał.”
The crowning work of the Polish Film School movement, Wajda’s highly emotional account of the failed Warsaw Uprising of 1944 is among Polish cinema’s finest achievements. The story of a group of insurgents trying to get to the Nazi-free district of Warsaw through the city sewers is a haunting tale of the human survival, courage and victory that can be found even in defeat. Highly praised upon its international premiere in 1957, when it was awarded the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival, the movie is a masterpiece of storytelling, set design and camerawork, with cinematographer Jerzy Lipman’s images that stayed forever in the canon of world filmmaking.
We thank our partners: Adam Bak Foundation, Polish Film Institute, and Metropolis Artists Agency.
Running time: 91 minutes
The film is presented in its original Polish language version with English subtitles.
PLEASE NOTE: The screening will be overbooked and seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
When & Where
Polish Filmmakers NYC
Polish Filmmakers NYC is devoted to bringing the best in Polish cinema past and present to New York City audiences. Since 2012, the organization has hosted regular and special screenings, including the New York premiere of Andrej Wadja's Walesa: Man of Hope and our annual Polish Women in Film series.
The 2014 Polish Women in Film Series: New Voices, Ancient Echoes will be held from November 7th to 9th at the Tribeca Film Center. It will kick off with an invitation-only opening night at the Museum of Modern Art on November 6th.