Tag Archives: Krzysztof Kieślowski

DEKALOG 8

“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” —Exodus 20:16, King James Version The eighth commandment of the Roman Catholic faith (the ninth in the Protestant) is largely interpreted as “Thou shalt not lie,” but for Kieślowski and Piesiewicz, … Continue reading

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DEKALOG 7

“Thou shalt not steal.” —Exodus 20:15, King James Version “Can you steal something that belongs to you?” — Majka Coming off of an impressive one-two punch with Dekalog Five and Dekalog Six, Dekalog Seven is a surprising — but somewhat understandable — … Continue reading

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THE SCAR

Mid-level executive and middle-aged man, Stefan Bednarz (Franciszek Pieczka), is placed in charge of building a new chemical plant in his hometown of Olechów, Poland. The only problem, the people of Olechów don’t want the plant. There is a perfectly … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – June 27, 1941

“It’s a well-known theory that film has twenty-four frames to the second, and that a film is always the same; but that’s not true. Even though the reel might be exactly the same, the film’s entirely different when it’s shown … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Thursday, June 27, 2013

“I always said that I never wanted to be anybody’s assistant but if, for example, Ken Loach were to ask me, then I’d willingly make him coffee. I saw Kes at film school and I knew then that I’d willingly … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Wednesday, March 13, 2013

“Personally, I think that television means solitude while cinema means community. In the cinema, the tension is between the screen and the whole audience and not only between the screen and you. It makes an enormous difference. That is why … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Friday, November 23, 2012

“I think that a film really only comes into existence in the cutting-room. To shoot is only to collect material, create possibilities. I try to go about it in such a way as to ensure myself as much freedom to … Continue reading

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