Portrait of a Soldier (Trailer) – 2015
In Poland, the subject is seen from many different perspectives and, like all battles, has it’s own specific circumstances; military, political, social and seen from Poland’s history of Uprisings – cultural.
Yet, the Warsaw Uprising, remains a battle that is little known outside of Poland:
Fought from the 1 August – 2 October 1944 the outcome of the 63-day battle is a tragedy. An estimated 18 000 Polish Insurgents lost their lives. Between 180 000 – 200 000 Civilians died during the Rising, the majority during reprisal mass executions conducted by German troops. Following the capitulation of the Home Army, Warsaw became a city of ruins.
The story of the Warsaw Uprising is the story of Allies who fought for freedom – and lost.
Yet despite the tragic end, it is also a story of immense beauty: of heroism and resistance against all odds…”
Director – Marianna Bukowski (UK based)
Trailer Music – ‘Affirmation’ by Kristin Rule
Original film score composed by Wayne Urquhart.
Online Edit by Dean Wyles at ENVY Post Production