Black Cross

Jul 09, 2014

(Aleksander Ford, Poland, 1960, DCP, 166 min)

Co-presented with the Seattle Polish Film Festival

The first Polish historical blockbuster and the most viewed Polish movie of all times, Black Cross features battles galore, political maneuvering and tragic love set in medieval times. Based on a novel that was written in the thick of the Germanization program, Black Cross depicts the heroic Polish campaign against the invading Order of the Teutonic Knights. Devoid of anachronisms, Aleksander Ford’s creation was masterfully produced as a grand historical epic. The film garnered 14 million viewers in the first four years after release, and was screened in 46 different countries.

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