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Krzysztof Kieślowski, The Decalogue, 1989

Decalogue 1 & 2 + Panel discussion

27 Nov 2014

Originally made for Polish television, Krzysztof Kieślowski's acclaimed The Decalogue is a ten-part series in which each episode offers a contemporary dramatic meditation on one of the Ten Commandments.

In The Decalogue 1 a tragedy occurs when a man places too much faith in a computer model that forecasts the weather. Faith and reason, although apparently in conflict, are nothing more than different aspects of the human need to dominate life and to find answers to the unknown.

The Decalogue 2 takes on a dying man and his wife's extra-marital pregnancy, an episode in which life and death play an infinite game and where silence plays a pivotal role.

Followed by a panel discussion with Dr César Ballester, Rafael Kapelinski and Danusia Stok

Dr César Ballester is an independent film scholar, specialised in Central and East European cinema, notable for monographs such as Miloš Forman.

Rafael Kapelinski is a film director and recent graduate of the MA Screenwriting programme at the NFTS. He is also a graduate from the Nicholas Copernicus University in Poland (M.A. in American and English Literature), the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw and an MBA graduate from the University of Washington.

Danusia Stok is a translator of numerous novels and editor of Kieślowski on Kieślowski (Faber & Faber).

The Decalogue 1 & 2, dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 57 mins + 57 mins, Poland 1989

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