Category Archives: Film

Polish Film No. 5 – Jak Rozpętałem II Wojnę Światową – 1969

The films for today are the three part adventure/war/comedy/epic: Jak Rozpętałem II Wojnę Światową or, in English, How I Unleashed The Second World War. Based on the book by Kazimierz Sławiński, “Przygody kanoniera Dolasa,” the plot follows a young Polish … Continue reading

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Polish Film No. 4 – Sami Swoi – 1967

In 1967 the American film industry was doing well. It was the year of The Graduate, Disney’s Jungle Book and  Sean Connery’s last Bond film among others. However, unbeknownst to North American audiences was a little Polish comedy: Sami Swoi. … Continue reading

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Polish Film No. 3 – Katyń – 2007

Today’s film is Andrzej Wajda’s historical drama, Katyń. This tragic film depicts the Katyn Massacre in 1940 and, for many Poles, the war against oppression that never ended. The Katyn Massacre was a mass execution of Polish officers and nationals … Continue reading

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Polish Film No. 2 – Ogniem i Mieczem – 1999

Today’s film is the historical fiction: Ogniem i Mieczem or With Fire and Sword in English. Based on a book written by Henryk Sienkiewicz in 1883, Ogniem i Mieczem is the first of a triology of stories. Director Jerzy Hoffman … Continue reading

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Polish Film No. 1 – Nie Lubie Poniedzialku – 1971

Ever since I arrived in Poland I’ve wanted to learn about the Polish film industry, but I have not had the time to engage in much research. At the present moment I am far from being an expert, but I’d … Continue reading

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