Warsaw Rising Museum invites for film screening on Thursday 7th of July 2017; 7:00 pm, Theatre hall (S2).
“Warsaw Uprising” is a 87-minute film, made of completely restored, colorized archive footage, which shows the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 in an extremely touching way, and Uprising with unparalleled realism.
Based on 6 hours of original footage from the Warsaw Uprising, 1440 hours of colorizing, 112.000 selected frames, 648.000 minutes of film frame-by- frame reconstruction work, 22.971.520 megabytes of data. The world's first documentary made entirely of original footage. Filmed by the people that fought for the Country.
It tells the story of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 through the eyes of US airman, escaper from the Nazi camp and two young reporters, witnesses to insurgent fighting. It uses authentic newsreels filmed in August of 1944. With its cutting edge colorization and audio reconstruction as well as having ensured the cooperation of the best artists, the "Warsaw Uprising" has no comparable projects in the World.
Six hours of original newsreel footage from the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, six months of work, a team of militarists, clothing and architecture consultants, urban planners, Warsaw experts and historians, 1000 of colour editing hours, 1200 shots, 1440 hours of colorizing and reconstruction, 112.000 selected frames, 648.000 minutes of frame by frame film reconstruction, 22.971.520 megabytes of data – these are only some numbers which help appreciate the enormous effort and means put into the project. The result is an 87-minute completely restored colored, extremely touching film, which shows the Warsaw Uprising with unparalleled realism.
"Warsaw Uprising" came into being thanks to Jan Ołdakowski, Director of the Warsaw Uprising Museum, and Piotr C. Śliwowski, Head of the History Department at the Museum. Jan Komasa, the director, came up with the idea for this original storyline. Dialogues were written by Joanna Pawluśkiewicz, Michał Sufin and Władysław Pasikowski. Actors enlisted for the project included: Jeff Burrell, Piotr Adamczyk, Józef Pawłowski. We can hear their voices in the film. Colorizing work was supervised by a renowned Polish cameraman Piotr Sobociński Jr. Screenwriting was done collectively by Jan Ołdakowski, Piotr C. Śliwowski and Joanna Pawluśkiewicz while Joanna Brühl and Milenia Fiedler served as editors. The music was composed by Bartosz Chajdecki. Bartosz Putkiewcz, Kacper Habisiak and Marcin Kasiński were responsible for providing sound for what had been, until now, a completely silent documentary material.
More information available on: http://warsawrising-thefilm.com/the-film/