Kanał 1957 M
3.30pm, Sat 4 Mar 2023 (91 mins)
Gallery of Modern Art & Cinema A
- Wheelchair Accessible
The final days of the Warsaw uprising, 1944. Deep in the sewers below the city streets, a group of Polish soldiers and civilians retreat from the encircling German army. Lost in the labyrinth of tunnels, they search for a safe exit, desperately trying to escape before they succumb to the slow suffocation of the sewers’ methane gas.
The second in director Andrzej Wajda’s thematically-connected War Trilogy, Kanał is one of the masterpieces of mid-century Polish cinema. It is a gripping tale of determination and resistance, with the sumptuous monochrome cinematography immersing the audience in the nightmarish underground odyssey.
Kanał will screen from a 4K digital restoration.
M | Violence
- Director: Andrzej Wajda
- Script: Jerzy Stefan Stawiński
- Cinematographer: Jerzy Lipman
- Editor: Halina Nawrocka
- Print Source: Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych
- Rights: Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych
- Shooting Format: 35mm
- Screening Format: 4K DCP
- Year: 1957
- Runtime: 91 minutes
- Country: Poland
- Languages: Polish, with English subtitles
- Colour: Black and White