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With Fire and Sword: Polish Film


Thu 12 Jul 2018, 2:00pm–5:00pm

Where: Polish Heritage Trust Museum, 125 Elliot Street, Howick, Auckland

Restrictions: R16

Ticket Information:

  • Museum entry by cash donation: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

With Fire and Sword - Ogniem i Mieczem dir. Jerzy Hoffman (1999).

This historical adventure drama is based on the novel 'With Fire and Sword', the first part in 'The Trilogy' by Nobel prize-winner Henryk Sienkiewicz. At the time of filming it was the most expensive Polish film ever made.

The story is set in Ukrainian lands of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland during the Khmelnytsky Uprising of 1648-51. A Polish knight, Skrzetuski, and a Cossack, Bohun, both fall in love with the same woman, Helena.

Their rivalry unfolds against the backdrop of a Cossack uprising led by Bohdan Khmelnytsky, aimed at reclaiming control of the land from the hands of the Polish nobles.

Historic events form a framework for an action and character driven plot, and fictional characters mingle with historic ones. The movie culminates with the savage siege of Zbarazh, as does the book.

Subtitles. Age 16+. *2-5 pm (176 min)
Museum entry by donation. Polish Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick. Phone - 533 3530.

The Polish museum is for all New Zealanders.
"GLAM" Gallery, Library, Archive, Museum.

Howick is a destination that offers variety including Howick beach, Stockade Hill, various Fencible sites and historical walks, All Saints Church, Uxbridge Creative Arts Centre, Te Tuhi Gallery and Howick Historical Village.

The quaint Howick village shops are a 5-minute walk from the museum and the Botany Town Centre is a 10 minute drive.

We look forward to welcoming you to 'With Fire and Sword', the Howick district and the Polish Museum.

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