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Operation Polonia 1920

Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Hungary
Director: Kornél Kussinszky, Sándor Kiss
Producer: Géza Détári

In August 1920 the Polish – Bolshevik war came to a crucial moment: in the area of Warsaw a decisive battle was about to take place.
Worker’s movements throughout Europe had successfully blocked the transportation of military equipment to Poland.
Under the provisions of the Treaty of Trianon, Hungary was not allowed to produce or transport military equipment.
Despite the ban, Hungary decided to support Poland in her war against Communism.

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Director Biography – Kornél Kussinszky, Sándor Kiss

KORNÉL KUSSINSZKY AND SÁNDOR KISS

Kornél Kussinszky
A fan of history, mostly interested in East-Central European topics. He assisted in the production of historical documentaries in 2005 and 2010. In 2015 he was the reporter, co-scriptwriter and co-director of the documentary „Hungarian Corridor – Warsaw 1944”. As a director, „Operation Polonia 1920” is his debut documentary. Speaks Hungarian, Polish and English fluently.

Sándor Kiss – 04.08.1970.
Director, Writer, Photographer, Editor

I have been working in television since 1994. Since then, I have worked as a photographer, editor and director on numerous documentaries, educational, commercial, experimental and feature films.
My works have been shown on numerous television programmes and at prestigious festivals in Hungary and abroad.

Awards:
2014 Golden Eye Award
2014 Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest – Special Prize
2015 Mediawave – Best Experimental Film

Filmography as Director:

Polonia akció 1920/Operation Polonia 1920 – Director, Photographer, Editor
2022 – Documentary

Megörökölt gyalázat/Inherited Shame – Director, Photographer, Editor
2022 – Documentary

Új életre kelt bábok/ Puppets Reborn To A New Life – Director, Writer
2016 – Short animation

A kéz élete/The life of a hand – Director, Photographer, Editor
2014 – Short fiction
Hungarian Television

Áramlat/Flow – Director, Photographer, Editor
2011 – Documentary
Hungarian Television

Egy mondat a szerelemről/A sentence about the love – Director- Photographer, Editor
2006 – Documentary
Duna Television

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