The Battle of Warsaw 1920 3D
2011 saw the first Polish release of a full length 3D feature film with the production of “Battle of Warsaw 1920″. The film, produced and co-written by Polish director Jerzy Hoffman (Oscar nominated in 1974) focused its attention on the “Miracle on the Vistula” looking back to the Polish Armies defeat of the Russians . Previously a subject which was taboo during the Communist era, the subject can now be breached along with various others which would have not long ago been out of bounds.
The story is crafted by Hoffman so as to appeal to a popular audience, weaving a love story into the background of conflict. Hoffman also stated “The fact that Poles made a film in 3D is not a miracle,”going on to say “We did it because we found a way”. However, there have been mixed reviews of the effectiveness of the 3D, as in most releases with some hailing its merits and others claiming it to detract from the cinematic experience.
The film has been promoted to some degree of success worldwide. However, scoring a less than remarkable 4.4 on IMDB user ratings. Costing $9 million to make the Battle of Warsaw 1920 can be seen as a hefty sum by the average standards of Polish film production.