ISU invites you to a film screening of Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski’s controversial short film ‘A Short Film About killing’
Monday, October 17, 2011 at Athene 2 (P46) from 17:00
** As always pizza and soft drinks will be served, so come enjoy a dinner and movie with us! **
A bit about the movie….Originally banned from being showed in North America, The fifth part of the highly celebrated Polish ten-part series “The Decalogue” (Dekalog), reflecting over The Ten Commandments of The Bible, this is also the only episode which takes an explicit political stance, focusing on two hideous murders, one illegal, the other one legal. Later expanded and released on cinema as “A Short Film About Killing”, director Krzysztof Kieślowski here gets his (not so positive) say about capital punishment.
It has won the Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the prize for Best Film at the European Film Awards….a definite MUST SEE!!
Polish film director Krzysztof Kieslowski (1941-1996) is considered one of his country’s most important filmmakers. He began his career in the 1960s making politically subversive documentaries under Poland’s Communist regime. He began directing feature films in the 1970s and first gained international recognition with his 1979 film “Camera Buff”.
Kieslowski earned even greater renown in the 1980s for A Short Film about Love and A Short Film about Killing, both adapted from his ten-hour Polish television series The Decalogue. His subsequent releases, Blue, White, and Red, comprising the early-1990s “Three Colors” trilogy, stand as his most highly acclaimed works. Kieslowski shocked the film world when he announced his retirement following the release of Red. He had little time to enjoy his newfound leisure, however; he died following heart bypass surgery, on March 13, 1996.
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We look forward to seeing you there!