Connecting Poland and Hungary – Festival of Polish Historical Movies

This year, a part of our efforts to strengthen Polish and Hungarian relations and to deepen the already existing wide cooperation, we are organising a Festival of Polish Historical Movies, which will be held online between December 10-18th.

The Film Festival features the best Polish historical films of recent times. We present two special works that in an interesting way can introduce you to the topic of the Polish-Bolshevik War, including reconstructed, real-time film materials. In another movie on the Festival the silhouette of Wacław Felczak, a deserved figure of the Hungarian-Polish friendship will be presented.

The first shown documentary is entitled Niepodległość (Independence). This outstanding work, which was created by setting coloured, archival film materials from the years 1914-1923, may be a real treat for those who are interested in the history of Poland of the 20th century. The film was made in 2018, its director is Krzysztof Talczewski, who paid special attention to bringing closer Poles’ way to achieving freedom and independence from Soviets.

The event is an unique occasion to get to know better Polish history and cinematography in a modern, pleasant way. After all, the knowledge about each other is the key to improving cooperation. Please find the program below:

December 10th, 6-9 pm.

Niepodległość (Independence)

Poland, 2018

documentary, director Krzysztof Talczewski, 87 minutes

December 15th, 6-9 pm.

Wojna Światów (The War of the Worlds)

Poland, 2020

documentary, directors Krzysztof Talczewski, Mirosław Bork, 82 minutes

December 18th, 6-9 pm.

Cała Prawda o Wacławie Felczaku (The Whole Truth About Wacław Felczak)

Poland, 2018

documentary, director Beata Netz, 43 minutes


PROGRAM (Hungarian version) – click to download


The movies are in Polish, with Hungarian subtitles. The participation is free. All those who are interested in participating in our event we would like to ask to register, link below


Partners of the event are the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, Wacław Felczak Foundation, Polish Consulate in Szeged, Polish Institute in Budapest and Polish Research Institute and Museum in Budapest.

The project was co-financed by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.