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Krzysztof Kieslowski – Krótki dzien pracy aka Short Working Day (1981)

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“The film was shelved by the censors in 1981. It was entirely out of the question to show something like that, even on television” Read More »

Krzysztof Kieslowski – Siedem kobiet w róznym wieku AKA Seven Women of Different Ages (1979) (HD)

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Each day of the week is represented by a ballerina beginning with a young child and ending with an older ballet teacher. (IMDb) Read More »

Krzysztof Kieslowski – Gadajace glowy AKA Talking Heads (1980) (HD)

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In Talking Heads, Kieślowski interviews 40 different people ranging from a one-year-old to a one-hundred-year-old simply asking them three questions: “What year were you born?”, “Who are you?” and “What would you like?” Read More »

Krzysztof Kieslowski – Personel [Complete] (1975)

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review from imdb:

Semi-biography of the young Kieslowski, 21 July 2006
8/10
Author: ntimdb from Hong Kong

This is the most overtly biographic film amongst the works of the great Krzysztof Kieslowski, since Kieslowski was a very private and reserved person as I perceived him.

In “Personel”, Romek Januchta was his alter-ego, bot just bore great resemblance to the director especially when he wore glasses(to see more clearly, when he was not a new-comer anymore), he worked in the theatre in the wardrobe department just as Kieslowski did. This film is rare chance to have a glimpse of the first half of Kielslowski’s life other than it was told in books and interviews. Read More »

Mariusz Grzegorzek – Jestem twój AKA I Am Yours (2009)

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Marta, a 30-year-old doctor, loses control over her life. She pushes away her loving husband. One day she meets by chance Artur, a young criminal, who falls deeply in love with her. Accidental sex, unwanted pregnacy. Marta wants to get rid of it but Arthur, with his mothers help, wants to save it. Alicja, Marta’s sister, tries to help Marta in this harsh life situation, even thought her own life is in mess. The secrets, masks, and hidden obsessions are about to blow open Read More »

Ryszard Bugajski – Przesluchanie aka Interrogation [+Extras] (1982)

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Ryszard Bugajski’s Przesluchanie (Interrogation) is a powerful movie about a certain time in Polish history, that was marked by censorship and oppression and this is where Antonina ‘Tonia’ Dziwisz is caught up in. Played by one of Poland’s most remarkable actresses, Krystyna Janda, it is her that along with the wonderful cinematography work and realistic portrayal of prison conditions makes this movie so incredible. It is through her eyes that we see the story unfold and the suffering of her and her prison inmates (with some great co-acting by the likes of Agnieszka Holland). This is along with Krzysztof Kieslowski’s and Andrzej Wajda’s finest work one of the defining moments of Polish cinema, and beyond that. Certainly one of the most powerful prison movies ever made in my book, not just within the perspective of Polish or European cinema as such. And in the wake of events like Guantanamo bay or Abu Ghraib it still is as fresh and important with the covered subject as it was when it was made, reminding us how things could go horribly wrong within a judicial and in the end prison system. Due to it’s critical stance at the time of making, it was banned by the local government for 7 years, until the Soviet bloc broke up. An extremely powerful reminder of that time. Read More »

Krzysztof Kieslowski – Tramwaj AKA The Tram (1966) (HD)

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A boy shyly watches a girl on a tram. Only when he exits the tram, and its too late, does he realize that he must meet her. (IMDb) Read More »