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Canaletto, Painter of Warsaw

Poland, 1955 (MIFF 1957, Fakes and Originals)

Director: J. Brzozowski

In the eighteenth century, Bernardo Belloto. called Canaletto, arrived in Warsaw. He settled down in his adopted city and recorded its life and its buildings carefully on his canvas.

It was the work of Canaletto that enabled architects and builders of modern Poland to reconstruct their Warsaw, destroyed during the war, in a faithful image of the past.

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