Krzysztof Zanussi

Krzysztof Zanussi – Ostatni krag z cyklu ‘Opowiesci weekendowe’ AKA Weekend Stories: The Last Segment (1998)

An aging ballet legend who defected to France years before returns home to Poland for the first time to appear in a charity performance, and he immediately clashes with his ex-wife, who stayed behind when he defected. Read More »

Krzysztof Zanussi – Niepisane prawa z cyklu ‘Opowiesci weekendowe’ AKA Weekend Stories: Unwritten Laws (1998)

A handsome young chauffeur hired by a powerful and charismatic businesswoman discovers he has been made an unwitting party to fraud, but his moral outrage is complicated: the married man allowed himself to be seduced by the woman, who threatens to tell the man’s wife. Read More »

Krzysztof Zanussi – Urok wszeteczny z cyklu ‘Opowiesci weekendowe’ AKA Weekend Stories: Deceptive Charm (1998)

An idealistic scientist is encouraged by his wife to use his good looks to get ahead, but his new job carries with it temptations and traps. Read More »

Krzysztof Zanussi – Slaba wiara z cyklu ‘Opowiesci weekendowe’ AKA Weekend Stories: Little Faith (1997)

A rational young man and his devoutly Catholic wife believe their sickly son may have leukemia. As they await further tests over a weekend they both struggle with a crisis of faith in both science and Catholicism. Read More »

Krzysztof Zanussi – Damski interes z cyklu ‘Opowiesci weekendowe’ AKA Weekend Stories: A Woman’s Business (1996)

A woman whose passport was denied under the previous Communist regime by a vindictive party secretary is given a chance to confront the woman and take revenge. Read More »

Krzysztof Zanussi – Studenci AKA Students (1962)

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This is a short story woven into the scenery of Kraków’s students’ festival. The camera is always at the center of events and is accompanied by the main character – Jurek, in search of his sister. In this film, events are part of a larger whole. The main role in this film is filled by Andrzej Paczkowski, now a known historian. Read More »

Krzysztof Zanussi – Spirala aka Spiral (1978)

In what appears to be an inexplicable incident, a man drives up to a resort hotel in midwinter, throws away his car keys, enters, and proceeds to agitate everyone he meets with his urgency — a message he is somehow unable to communicate. Then he leaves, disappearing in the snow. Later, the people he appeared to have upset have gathered to search for him and find him frostbitten, but alive. Visiting him at the sanatorium to which he has been taken, they gradually discover what was really happening. Read More »