Krzysztof Kieslowski – Z miasta Lodzi AKA From the City of Lodz (1968)

Kieslowski’s thesis film from the State Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Lodz. A portrait of the city of Lodz. Images of buildings that are falling apart are accompanied by optimistic commentary about the city and its industries.

A documentary portrait of a town full of idiosyncrasies and interesting details: exercise routines at a factory, a community meeting to save a local orchestra from “liquidation”, and others. The pedestrian detail, as it reveals what is meaningful to the town’s residents, glues the episodes together: old men sitting around, children playing, laundry drying outside a window. These details, pregnant with subtle charm and beauty, will continue to fascinate Kieslowski throughout his career. The shots of the factory machinery show his early penchant for the close-up. The final song accompanying the final scene tell of a town that “must be found somewhere, where one can live a peaceful life.
– Joseph G. Kickasola, The Films of Krzysztof Kieslowski, 2006

263MB | 16m 41s | 748×544 | mkv


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  1. any chance to have this one reuploaded?

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