23rd December 2007 5.45 pm
Concert of Requests
‘ Concert of Requests ‘ (Polish : Koncert życzeń ) is a 1967 short film by Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski and starring Jerzy Fedorowicz, produced while Kieślowski was a student at the Łódź Film School. A rare opportunity to see one of Kieslowski’s first fiction films – his graduation short from the
The film follows a group of young people on a trip in the forest near
Concert of Requests is more Godard or Truffaut than Kieslowski - but works either way.
Year : 1968 , Runtime : 16 minutes . Polish with English subtitles.
Dekalog (The Decalogue) (1988) is a Polish film series, originally made as a television miniseries, directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and co-written by Kieślowski with Krzysztof Piesiewicz, with music by Zbigniew Preisner. It consists of ten one-hour films, each of which represents one of the Ten Commandments and explores possible meanings of the commandment—often ambiguous or contradictory—within a fictional story set in modern
Though each film is independent, most of them share the same setting (a large housing project in
The Decalogue films are noted for their tight dramatic constructions, vividly rendered characters, and emotionally resonant ethical dilemmas depicting characters attempting to live in the modern world according to (or in search of) presupposed ideals.
Dekalog 7 ‘ Thou shalt not steal.’
A young woman (Anna Polony) abducts her own child, who has been raised by her parents as her sister. . A six year old blond girl, named Ania (Katarzyna Piwowarczyk), is kidnapped by her sister Majka (Maja Barelkowska), who is really her mother. Ania believes her grandparents, Ewa (Anna Polony) and Stefan (Wladyslaw Kowalski), are her parents, but Majka decides to tell the truth. She takes Aniato her real father, who was her teacher at a boarding school her mot her still runs.
An extremely believable and thoroughly tragic tug-of-war, Dekalog 7 leaves the viewer emotionally stranded, dying to know more.
In Dekalog 7 Kieslowski takes an upsetting and oblique approach to the commandment that "Thou Shalt Not Steal". Rather than confronting the issue head-on with material possessions, he poses the question of whether you can steal something that is already yours, in the process unearthing highly subtle forms of theft.
Year : 1988 , Run time : 55 minutes . Polish with English subtitles.
b. June 27, 1941,
d. March 13, 1996,
Kieślowski was born in
Leaving college , Kieślowski joined the Łódź
Kieślowski's early documentaries focused on the everyday lives of city dwellers, workers, and soldiers. He soon found that attempting to depict Polish life accurately brought him into conflict with the authorities. His television film Workers '71, was only shown in a drastically censored form. He abandoned documentary filmmaking due the censorship of Workers '71. He decided that fiction not only allowed more artistic freedom, but could portray everyday life more truthfully.
Kieslowski’s work consists of 40 feature / documentary/ short films made during his short life span which include the evergreen classic Tricolours Trilogy of three films - Red, Blue and White and his 10 parts Dekalog. Series.
The death of Krzysztof Kieslowski in March 1996 was