100 Years of Poland’s Regained Independence

Polish History In Film Masterpieces

100 Years of Poland’s Regained Independence

To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Poland’s regained independence, the Polish Filmmakers Association is organizing a series of screenings of films with a historical theme. The screenings of these masterpieces of Polish cinema will be held throughout 2018 on four continents; Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

The idea behind the project is to disseminate knowledge of Polish art and history in the international arena by presenting films of outstanding artistic quality. The canon of seven works recommended by a committee of experts offers audiences around the world both a wide thematic spectrum and a diversity of aesthetics.

The films selected show various historical periods, from Poland under the Partitions in The Promised Land and Nights and Days, via the Second World War in The Pianist and Volhynia, and the Warsaw Uprising in Warsaw 44, to the post-war fight against the communist authorities in Ashes and Diamonds and Man of Marble. The works in question give an insight into Polish history from the viewpoint of several generations, ranging from Andrzej Wajda, now a classic figure of Polish cinema, to Jan Komasa, a representative of our youngest filmmakers.

Nights and Days
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Ashes & Diamonds
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The Pianist
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Man of marble
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Warsaw 44
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The Promised Land
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100 Years of Poland’s Regained Independence: Polish History in Film Masterpieces” is a public task co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland under the “Collaboration in the Field of Public Diplomacy 2018” competition. The views expressed above are those of its author and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. 

Organized by:

Polish Filmmakers Association, Ekran


Co-Financed by:

Polish Film Institute


Sponsored by

Ministry of Foreign Affairs



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