The Festival of Polish Historical Movies continuous

In 2020, on the occasion of the recent 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw, in the context of cooperation between Poland and Hungary, we often talked about the Hungarian military aid. A few days before the decisive battle of the Polish-Bolshevik war, almost 50 million Hungarian rifle ammunition was delivered to Polish soldiers. This made it possible to fight the Bolsheviks. This topic has been brought up at the occasion of this year’s Poland-Hungary Forum.

There is a problem with a huge lack of knowledge about each other, so we should invest in one of the best media – cinema – as said our late guest Dr Attila Szalai during the first Poland-Hungary Forum. Remembering his words we are currently holding the Festival of Polish Historical Movies, between December 10-18th dedicated to our Hungarian guests and partners. Due to the restrictions introduced in Hungary we were not able to organize the whole Festival as it was planned – in beautiful city of Budapest. This is why we decided to move it online. Ahead our participants there are still two screenings, both historical documentaries.

On the 15th of December at 6 PM our guests will have an opportunity to watch The War of the Worlds (Wojna Światów), a documentary directed by Krzysztof Talczewski and Mirosław Bork in 2020 that tells a story of the fight for freedom and independence of the Polish state. The last screening will take place on the 18th of December. A documentary directed by Beata Netz in 2018 – The Whole Truth About Wacław Felczak (Cała Prawda o Wacławie Felczaku), will present the silhouette of Wacław Felczak, a deserved figure of the Hungarian-Polish friendship.

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


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