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Films with: Kieślowski, Krzysztof

Amator Camera buff /
Happily married and economically stable, Filip Mosz buys an 8mm film camera with the intention of filming his newborn child - and capturing the moment of attaining a lifelong dream. But when a powerful director of the town's local factory recruits him to film an important board meeting, Filip's fascination with the medium grows into a passionate dedication. Now Filip has command of a larger film unit and networks to enrich his career. Filip eventually reaches an irreconcilable deadlock with his wife, friends and the director who previously supported his cinematic ambitions.
DVD 3182
Bez końca No end /
Antek was one of the few lawyers willing to take on political cases in a period of enforced martial law. Upon his unexpected death, Antek's wife Ulla struggles to cope with her grief. She eventually takes on the task of finding another attorney to take over one of her husband's cases to defend a man jailed for leading a labor strike. After connecting a colleague from Antek's past with the prisoner's wife, a series of mysterious signals make Ulla believe that Antek's ghost is warning her about the man chosen to replace him.
DVD 3194
Blizna The scar /
An ambitious small town Polish communist official prepares to receive a delegation from Warsaw. At stake is a large fertilizer factory contract that would mean hundreds of jobs for a dirt poor rural province. But winning the contract creates more problems than it solves as politicians, environmentalists, and displaced citizens alike inadvertently plumb the gap between socialism and the anarchy of human nature. The builder turned reluctant factory director's "quiet conscience" becomes the moral center of a sprawling, Altmanesque tapestry of greed, conspiracy and grudge holding.
DVD 3195
Dekalog = The Decalogue /
Ten short films, each based on one of the Ten Commandments.
DVD 1060
Double vie de Véronique The double life of Veronique /
Weronika is a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, is a French music teacher. Though they are unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, purely emotional bond. The two were born on the same day and each senses that somewhere there exists another person with whom their lives are intertwined.
DVD 4683
Heaven
Philippa is a British schoolteacher living in Italy, whose husband fell victim to a drug overdose. Vendice is a powerful local drug dealer who sold the dope which killed Philippa's husband. Disgusted with the inability of the police to bring Vendice to justice, Philippa takes the law into her own hands, planting a bomb which is intended to kill the dealer. Instead the bomb kills four innocent bystanders. Now with the help of her multilingual translator, Philippa escapes and continues to seak revenge on Vendice.
DVD 2227
Krzysztof Kieślowski's Three colors blue, white, red /
Krzysztof Kieślowski's trilogy of the human condition in contemporary French society, with each film drawing its theme from a color in the French flag: liberty (Bleu), equality (Blanc) and fraternity (Rouge).
DVD 2077
Przypadek Blind chance /
Facing an unclear future, Witek, an earnest young Polish medical student, chooses to put his education on hold. What happens next spawns into three successive scenarios in which Witek's catching or missing his train - giving him three different futures. Whether as an idealistic Communist Party member, an ambivalent dissident or a devoted healer and husband. The young Pole's destiny is shaped by a troubled present poised to engulf him.
DVD 3180
Short film about killing Krótki film ó zabijaniu /
A psychological vivisection of the brutal and senseless murder of a taxi-driver by a young drifter, with no explanation offered and no extenuating circumstances given. A searing, powerful moral indictment of capital punishment.
DVD 3030
Short film about love Krótki film ó milo*sci /
Focuses on the lives of two human beings who have been deprived of the gift of love. A young postal worker falls in love with an older woman who lives in the flat opposite his. She attempts to prove to him that "love" is nothing more than a set of biological impulses, as a reaction to his voyeurism, and draws him into a game in which neither is the winner.
DVD 12712