Every year, the Carnegie Mellon® International Film Festival challenges its participants to view the world with an open mind and through a myriad of multicultural lenses. One of the films in this year’s festival focuses on one of the central events in modern Polish history. Filmed in 2011, “Battle of Warsaw 1920” is the first Polish feature-length film to be entirely in 3D. As described in the festival press release, “The film centers on the battle of Vistula River in Warsaw during the Polish-Soviet War, intertwining two narrative lines: the true story of the epic defeat of the Soviet Red Army by the Polish Army and the fictional but deeply personal love story of a young actress Ola and a poet Jan. The film boasts skillfully-crafted sets, detailed costumes, and powerful music as it explores war politics and, more importantly, the prices of war—personal tragedy, treachery, loss, and death.”
Directed by Jerzy Hoffman, “Battle of Warsaw 1920” will be shown on Sunday, March 25, at 3:00 p.m. at AMC Loews Waterfront 22. For additional information about the film festival, visit the website, email, or call (412) 445-6292.