Special Evening with Filmoteka Narodowa

26th July, 10.00 pm

Marker Square in Wrocław

The National Film Archive (Filmoteka Narodowa) encourages everyone to join the screening of a cult Polish western, Prawo i pięść (The Law and the Fist, 1964), directed by Jerzy Hoffman and Edward Skórzewski, with a brave role of Gustaw Holoubek. Last year, thanks to a subsidy from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, under the supervision of the National Audiovisual Institute, and in cooperation with the Polish Society of Cinematographers, the National Film Archive undertook to preserve the greatest works of Polish cinematography and to make the digital copies of these, using the processes of digitalization and digital reconstruction. The copy of The Law and the Fist required an urgent conservatory action and needed a reconstruction. Thanks to digitalization and a multi-stage process of digital video reconstruction and sound re-mastering, all the defects have been removed. As a result, we can now admire this more than 40 years' old story in the form the audiences watched it in the 60s.

The National Film Archive has just published on DVD the next titles from the Polish Cinema of the Era of the Great Silence series: For You, Poland (Antoni Bednarczyk, 1920) and The Miracle on the Vistula directed by Ryszard Bolesławski in 1921. Both films were shown at the 10th Era New Horizons IFF. The films were reconstructed and digitized during the last year. The damaged film stock was renovated. Almost all signs of lasting use of film stocks and damage resulting from the passing of time (such as: micro-organisms marks, scratches, splices, emulsion depletion, film stock shrinkage) were removed. The missing fragments were supplemented with subtitles and stills to help the viewer better figure out the course of the action. The project was carried out under the direction of Prof. Małgorzata Hendrykowska. Maciej Trifonidis Bielawski wrote the music to the films.

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