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Tag Archives: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek’s life. Read More »
The Double Life of Veronique (1991) Krzysztof Kieslowski, Irène Jacob, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Halina Gryglaszewska, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Mystery, Romance
Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. Read More »
Filmed in 1976 and shelved for five years. A young man in his twenties leaves prison after a three-year sentence. Read More »
Personel (1975) Krzysztof Kieslowski, Juliusz Machulski, Irena Lorentowicz, Wlodzimierz Borunski, Drama
Romek, an idealistc 19-year-old boy, takes a job as a tailor in the costume department of a Warsaw theater company where his new colleague Read More »
Krótki dzien pracy / Short Working Day (1981) Krzysztof Kieslowski, Tadeusz Bartosik, Zbigniew Bielski, Leon Charewicz, Drama
Based on reportage of the 1976 strike in Radom, which ended with the regional Party Committee headquarters set aflame, Kieslowski’s made-for-TV hybrid film merges archival materials with a dramatization of organized opposition during a single day of conflict. Read More »
Krótki film o milosci / A Short Film About Love (1988) Krzysztof Kieslowski, Grazyna Szapolowska, Olaf Lubaszenko, Stefania Iwinska, Drama, Romance
An obscured thief breaks into a school gymnasium at night to steal a portable telescope from the science lab. On the following morning, the thief, Tomek (Olaf Lubaszenko) sets up the telescope on his desk, facing the window of his room, and across the courtyard into an adjacent apartment. Later in the day, an attractive, hurried woman named Magda (Grazyna Szapolowska) stops by the post office in order to claim a money order after receiving a notification in her mailbox, only to be informed by the attentive young postal clerk, Tomek, that there is nothing being held at the station on her behalf. Back home, Tomek sets his alarm clock to 8:00 pm, the approximate time of Magda’s return home.
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Krótki film o zabijaniu / A Short Film About Killing (1988) Krzysztof Kieslowski, Miroslaw Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz, Crime, Drama
Death from the very beginning – a rat decomposing in the water, a cat hanging from a railing as giggling children run off. In Krzysztof Kieslowski’s expansion of the Decalogue: Five segment (“Thou shalt not kill”), the commandment bounds individual and governmental killing into one object of anguished contemplation.
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Dekalog / The Decalogue (1989-1990) Krzysztof Kieslowski, Artur Barcis, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Olaf Lubaszenko, Drama
The Ten Commandments, exact and uncompromising, literally cast in stone, continues to provide a source of moral conflict in contemporary society. In the ten part epic masterpiece, Decalogue, Krzysztof Kieslowski examines the dilemma of fundamental sin in the lives of ordinary Warsaw citizens.
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