The Road to Independence Through the Eyes of Polish Filmmakers

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The Road to Independence Through the Eyes of Polish Filmmakers


During the 2018 Mississauga Polish Day Festival, Ekran will be screening a number of historical Polish films in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence. The films will be open for anyone interested to enjoy, and include both classics by renowned  Polish directors as well as modern Polish filmography. The screenings will occur in the the Noel Ryan Auditorium within Mississauga Central Library.

This year’s screening will showcase the following three films during these times:

  • 12:30pm Człowiek z marmuru, A. Wajda (153 min)
  • 4:00pm Miasto 44, J. Komasa (122 min)
  • 7:00pm Wołyń, W. Smarzowski (149 min)


Człowiek z marmuru (Man of Marble), A. Wajda

In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950’s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly a proletariat hero, at how that heroism was created, and what became of him.









Miasto 44 (Warsaw ’44), J. Komasa

A story of love, friendship and the pursuit of adventure during the bloody and brutal reality of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.









Wołyń (Hatred), W. Smarzowski

Despite being in love with a Ukrainian boy from the same village, Polish girl named Zosia is forced into marrying a wealthy widower. Soon World War II begins and ethnic tensions arise. Amidst the war chaos Zosia tries to survive.









****DISCLAIMER: The films “Wolyn” & “Miasto 44” contain scenes of violence which some viewers may find disturbing. Please note that these films are Rated R and should only be recommended to viewers above the age of 18. Viewer discretion is advised ****