Krzysztof Zanussi

  • Krzysztof Zanussi – Il Sole nero AKA Black Sun (2007)

    Agata and Manfredi is a young couple in Catania, deeply in love and growing happier as time goes by. When Manfredi is shot and killed, Agata emerges from her shock with a desire for vengeance. Once she identifies the murderer herself, she methodically seduces him in order to exact a confession.Read More »

  • Krzysztof Zanussi – Suplement AKA The Supplement (2002)

    Young people, a medical student and a wardrobe maker are trying to be together. The boy hesitates about what his vocation is. He will go through various initiations before deciding whether to become a doctor and husband or a priest. A meeting with an old doctor will turn out to be crucial.

    As the title suggests, “The Supplement” is a complement to the film “Life as a Sexually Transmitted Disease” (2000) by Krzysztof Zanussi. The author develops the plot of the young characters, which runs parallel and intersects with the story of the old doctor’s death. Compositionally, the film is a montage of scenes from the previous film with new scenes and fragments of Zanussi’s youthful “Illumination” (1972) by Zanussi, which Filip watches on television. The film won the FIPRESCI Award at the Moscow International Film Festival (2002).Read More »

  • Krzysztof Zanussi – Stan posiadania AKA Inventory (1989)

    Difficulty of human relations in a 3-cornered tale: a neurotic woman, idealistic young man and his mother. Tomek is a clean-cut, high-minded geography student. He lives with his mother Zofia, a sensitive, practicing Catholic, like her son. When he meets Julia, a depressed woman older than he, he first tries to comfort her, then invites her to stay with him and his mother. Tomek makes a trip to West Berlin to visit his well-off father. He refuses to take money from him and looks for work as a house painter. Julia ends up in a rest home for treatment, while Tomek is trying to make their relationship work.Read More »

  • Krzysztof Zanussi – Serce na dloni aka And A Warm Heart (2008)

    In this moral fable from Poland, Konstanty (Bohdan Stupka) is a wealthy and amoral man who has made his fortune running a chain of supermarkets and has both the bank account and the lack of conscience to do anything he wants. One of Konstanty’s many employees is Stefan (Marek Kudelko), a kind and generous young man who runs a cash register at one of his markets. Stefan loses his job when a manager discovers he’s been undercharging groceries for senior citizens who can’t afford them; adding insult to injury, a few hours later Stefan loses both his girlfriend (Marta Zmuda-Trzebiatowska) and his flat. Falling into a deep depression, Stefan tries to kill himself, and is taken to the emergency room around the same time Konstanty is admitted to the hospital following a sudden heart attack.Read More »

  • Krzysztof Zanussi – Skarby ukryte z cyklu ‘Opowiesci weekendowe’ AKA Weekend Stories: Hidden Treasure AKA Hidden Treasures of the Weekend Stories Cycle (2000)

    Rose, an older woman living in Paris was born in Poland as a daughter of an aristocratic family. Her family house is now an impoverished home for the old people. Rose visited her property many times since the Berlin Wall collapsed and this time she arranged a meeting with an old palace employee, who earned big money having run a greenhouse business. Nevertheless, it remains a secret where the money to start this business came from. Not having a chance to speak to the employee, Rose meets his granddaughter – Jola – and enjoying her company, invites her to visit Paris. As Jola arrives in Paris, she gets acquainted with a young Arabian with whom she falls in love. Read More »

  • Krzysztof Zanussi – Linia opózniajaca z cyklu ‘Opowiesci weekendowe’ AKA Weekend Stories: Dilatory Line (1998)

    A young TV producer struggles with his conscience when he becomes convinced that his TV program is covering up a lie, but the more he tries to reveal the truth the more uncertainty he discovers.Read More »

  • Krzysztof Zanussi – Dusza spiewa z cyklu ‘Opowiesci weekendowe’ AKA Weekend Stories: The Soul Sings (1997)

    A classical singer who put his career on hold to raise a family gets a big break when a major company hires him for a televised New Year’s Eve concert, but his shot at fame is threatened when, against his better judgment, he goes out on a rainy night and gets a cold.Read More »

  • 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 »

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