The Polish Cultural Center and the Seattle Polish Film Festival present the movie Battle of Warsaw 1920 / 1920 Bitwa Warszawska (115′), directed by Jerzy Hoffman and starring Daniel Olbrychski as Józef Piłsudski. In Polish with English subtitles.
This 2011 film depicts the pivotal moment of the Polish-Bolshevik war of 1918-1921. After initial Polish successes, the Red Army got the upper hand in Ukraine and Belarus and invaded newly independent Poland. The country seemed on the verge of collapse, with the enemy on the outskirts of Warsaw and crossing the Vistula near Torun, repeating the old playbook of the Russian Empire generals. With a slew of historical and fictional characters and a love story added to the mix, the movie shows how the tables were turned unexpectedly and brilliantly by Piłsudski’s counteroffensive that won the war and established Polish borders with the Soviet Union till the start of the WWII. By winning the war, Poland also prevented the Bolsheviks from bringing the revolution to Germany and beyond.
More: about Battle of Warsaw on Wikipedia
Free admission. The usual COVID restrictions are followed at the Polish Cultural Center