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14 December 2017

The Decalogue, 1988/1989
10 television feature films based on The Ten Commandments.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Cinematography: Sławomir Idziak
Edited by by: Ewa Smal
Scenography: Halina Dobrowolska
Music: Zbigniew Preisner
Produced by: Ryszard Chutkowski
Production company: Telewizja Polska, „Tor”, Sender Freies (Berlin Zach.); labor. I atelier WFD

The Decalogue, I

A scientist implicitly trusts computer science. Based on his calculations he allows his son to go skating on a barely frozen pond. The ice does not hold and the boy drowns. The tragic death forces him to revise his "faith" and views.


Cinematography: Wiesław Zdort
Sound: Małgorzata Jaworska
Starring: Henryk Baranowski (Krzysztof), Wojciech Klata, Maja Komorowska, Artur Barciś, Maria Gładkowska, Ewa Kania, Aleksandra Kisielewska, Aleksandra Majsiuk, Magda Sroga-Mikołajczyk, Anna Smal-Romańska, Maciej Sławiński, Piotr Wyrzykowski, Bożena Wróbel

35 mm color
53 min.


The Decalogue, II

A young violinist, whose husband is fighting for his life in hospital, is pregnant with another mans child. She asks the doctor if her husband will recover, deciding to terminate the pregnancy based on the answer. The doctor consciously chooses the answer that will result in the woman keeping the baby. Her husband recovers and is excited to have a child.



Cinematography: Edward Kłosiński
Sound: Małgorzata Jaworska
Starring: Krystyna Janda (Dorota), Aleksander Bardini, Olgierd Łukaszewicz, Artur Barciś, Stanisław Gawlik, Krzysztof Kumor, Maciej Szary, Krystyna Bigelmajer, Karol Dillenius, Ewa Ekwińska, Jerzy Fedorowicz, Piotr Siejka, Aleksander Trąbczyński

35 mm color
57 min.


The Decalogue, III

A woman decides to commit suicide, if she is unable to spend Christmas Eve with a former lover, who already has his own family. The man meets the miserable former friend and discovers the motives of her conduct.


Cinematography: Piotr Sobociński
Sound: Nikodem Wołk-Łaniewski
Starring: Daniel Olbrychski, Maria Pakulnis (Ewa), Joanna Szczepkowska, Artur Barciś, Krystyna Drochocka, Krzysztof Kumor, Dorota Stalińska, Zygmunt Fok, Jacek Kałucki, Barbara Kołodziejska, Maria Krawczyk, Jerzy Zygmunt Nowak, Piotr Rzymszkiewicz, Włodzimierz Rzeczycki, Włodzimierz Musiał

35 mm color
56 min.


The Decalogue, IV

In her fathers room a theater school student finds a letter addressed to her, written by her long dead mother on her death bed. The letter suggests that she has a different biological father. Father and daughter must examine their bond.


Cinematography: Krzysztof Pakulski
Sound: Małgorzata Jaworska
Starring: Adrianna Biedrzyńska (Anka), Janusz Gajos, Artur Barciś, Adam Hanuszkiewicz, Jan Tesarz, Andrzej Blumenfeld, Tomasz Kozłowicz, Elżbieta Kilarska, Helena Norowicz

35 mm color
55 min.


The Decalogue, V

Television version of A Short Film About Killing.

35 mm color
57 min.


The Decalogue, VI

Television version of A Short Film About Love.

35 mm color
58 min.


The Decalogue, VII

Wanting to protect her teenage daughter from a scandal, the mother claims the baby as her own. Years later the daughter wants to regain custody of the child. She kidnaps it, but the „battle of feelings” continues.


Cinematography: Dariusz Kuc
Sound: Nikodem Wołk-Łaniewski
Starring: Anna Polony (Ewa), Maja Barełkowska (Majka), Władysław Kowalski, Bogusław Linda, Bożena Dykiel, Katarzyna Piwowarczyk, Stefania Błońska, Dariusz Jabłoński, Jan Mayzel, Mirosława Maludzińska, Ewa Radzikowska, Wanda Wróblewska

35 mm color
55 min.


The Decalogue, VIII

An elderly woman, now an professor of ethics, did not grant aid to a Jewish girl during the war, because it would entail a lie. Such justification of her deed has haunted her her whole life. Years later she meets the woman she had not helped.


Cinematography: Andrzej Jaroszewicz
Sound: Wiesława Dembińska
Starring: Maria Kościałkowska, Teresa Marczewska (Elżbieta), Artur Barciś, Tadeusz Łomnicki, Marian Opania, Bronisław Pawlik, Wojciech Asiński, Marek Kępiński, Janusz Mond, Krzysztof Rojek, Wiktor Sanejko, Ewa Skibińska, Hanna Szczerkowska, Anna Zagorska

35 mm color
55 min.


The Decalogue, IX

Roman, a cardiologist, is impotent. This prevents him from having a sex life. He is tormented by jealousy, because his wife, despite loving him, has many fleeting romances.




Cinematography: Piotr Sobociński
Sound: Nikodem Wołk-Łaniewski
Starring: Ewa Błaszczyk, Piotr Machalica, (Roman), Artur Barciś, Jan Jankowski, Jolanta Piętek-Górecka, Katarzyna Piwowarczyk, Jerzy Trela, Małgorzata Boratyńska, Renata Berger, Janusz Cywiński, Joanna Cichoń, Sławomir Kwiatkowski, Dariusz Przychoda


The Decalogue, X

Two brothers inherit their father's valuable stamp collection. The value of the set awakens in them a desire and willingness to complete their collections, with the one missing piece. For this purpose, one of the brothers wants to sell his own kidney. During the surgery a thief steels the whole stamp collection.


Cinematography: Jacek Bławut
Sound: Nikodem Wołk-Łaniewski
Starring: Jerzy Stuhr, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Henryk Bista, Olaf Lubaszenko, Maciej Stuhr, Jerzy Turek, Anna Gronostaj, Henryk Majcherek, Elżbieta Panas, Dariusz Kozakiewicz, Grzegorz Warchoł, Cezary Harasimowicz

35 mm color
57 min.

Three Colors: Red
Three Colors: Red

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Cinematography: Piotr Sobociński
Edited by: Jacques Witta
Scenography: Claude Lenoir
Sound: Jean-Claude Laureux
Mixer: William Flageollet
Music: Zbigniew Preisner
Producer: Yvon Crenn
Produced by: Marin Karmitz
Production company: „Tor”/MK2 SA/CED/France 3 Cinema/CAB
Starring: Irène Jacob (Valentine), Jean-Louis Trintignant

35 mm color
100 min.
Year: 1994

Three Colors: White
Title: Three Colors: White

Feature film trilogy based on the slogan: liberty, equality and fraternity

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Cinematography: Sławomir Idziak
Edited by by: Jacques Witta
Scenography: Claude Lenoir
Sound: Jean-Claude Laureux
Mixer: William Flageollet
Music: Zbigniew Preisner
Producer: Yvon Crenn
Produced by: Marin Karmitz
Production company: MK2 SA/CED/France 3 Cinema/CAB/”Tor”
Starring: Juliette Binoche (Julie), Benoit Regent, Florence Pernel, Charlotte Very, Emanuelle Riva

35 mm color
100 min.


Three Colors: Blue
Title: Three Colors: Blue

Feature film trilogy based on the slogan: liberty, equality and fraternity.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Cinematography: Sławomir Idziak
Edited by by: Jacques Witta
Scenography: Claude Lenoir
Sound: Jean-Claude Laureux
Mixer: William Flageollet
Music: Zbigniew Preisner
Producer: Yvon Crenn
Produced by: Marin Karmitz
Production company: MK2 SA/CED/France 3 Cinema/CAB/”Tor”
Starring: Juliette Binoche (Julie), Benoit Regent, Florence Pernel, Charlotte Very, Emanuelle Riva

35 mm color
100 min.
Year: 1993

The Double Life of Véronique
Title: The Double Life of Véronique

Two identical Veronica's - one in Poland, the other in France. One does not know about the others existence, but when one dies, the other is enriched by her knowledge.
A film about sensitivity, intuition and difficult to name, irrational relations between people.


Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Cinematography: Sławomir Idziak
Edited by by: Jacques Witta
Scenography: Patrice Mercier
Sound: Roger di Ponio, François de Morant, Didier Pecheur
Mix.: William Flageollet
Music: Zbigniew Preisner
Producer: Bernard-P. Guireman
Produced by: Leonardo de la Fuente
Production company: Sideral Productions/ “Tor”/Le Studio Canal Plus
Starring: Irène Jacob (Weronika/Véronique), Aleksander Bardini, Władysław Kowalski, Halina Gryglaszewska, Kalina Jędrusik, Philippe Volter, Sandrine Dumas, Louis Ducreux, Claude Duneton, Lorraine Evanoff, Guillaume de Tonquedec, Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus, Alain Frerot, Youssef Hamid, Thierry de Carbonnierres, Chantal Neuwirth, Nausicaa Rampony, Bogusława Schubert, Jacques Potin, Nicole Pinaud, Beata Malczewska, Barbara Szalapa, Lucyna Zabawa, Bernadetta Kuś, Philippe Campos, Dominika Szady, Jacek Wójcik, Wanda Kruszewska, Pauline Monier

35 mm color
98 min.
Year: 1991

A Short Film About Love
Title: A Short Film About Love

Feature film.

The young postal worker spends every day peeping through a telescope on an older woman living in the building on the other side of the street. After some time he meets her declares his love for her. The woman treats him cynically: she arranges a love scene with another man. The boy attempts suicide. When he returns from the hospital, the woman wants to see him.


Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Cinematography: Witold Adamiak
Edited by by: Ewa Smal
Scenography: Halina Dobrowolska
Sound: Nikodem Wołk-Łaniewski
Music: Zbigniew Preisner
Producer: Ryszard Chutkowski
Production company: Zespół Filmowy „Tor” i Telewizja Polska
(w wersji telewizyjnej Dekalog 6)
Starring: Grażyna Szapołowska (Magda), Olaf Lubaszenko (Tomek), Stefania Iwińska, Artur Barciś, Stanisław Gawlik, Piotr Machalica, Rafał Imbro, Jan Piechociński, Małgorzata Rożniatowska, M. Chojnacka, T. Gradowski, K. Koperski, J. Michalewska, E. Ziółkowska

35 mm color
87 min.
Year: 1988/1989

A Short Film About Killing
Title: A Short Film About Killing

The story of a young boy who kills a taxi driver. We do not know the reasons behind the murder, but we learn about the legal reasons for killing the killer.
This frightening story of crime and punishment became the pretext for many discusions on the use of the death penalty.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Cinematography: Sławomir Idziak
Edited by by: Ewa Smal
Scenography: Halina Dobrowolska
Sound: Małgorzata Jaworska
Music: Zbigniew Preisner
Producer: Ryszard Chutkowski
Production company: Zespół Filmowy „Tor” i Telewizja Polska
(w wersji telewizyjnej Dekalog 5)
Starring: Mirosław Baka (Jacek), Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Barbara Dziekan-Wajda, Aleksander Bednarz, Jerzy Zass, Zdzisław Tobiasz, Artur Barciś, Krystyna Janda, Olgierd Łukaszewicz

35 mm color
85 min.
Year: 1988/1989

Seven Days a Week
Title: Seven Days a Week

Documentary from the Dutch City Life series - about several towns in different countries.
Kieslowski's film tells the story of everyday family life in Warsaw.


Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Jacek Petrycki
Edited by by: Dorota Warduszkiewicz
Sound: Michał Żarnecki
Music: Fryderyk Chopin
Produced by: Jacek Petrycki
Production company: City Life, Rotterdam

35 mm color
18 min.
Year: 1988

No End
Title: No End

Feature film.
Made in memory of a dead lawyer and the despair of his wife, the drama captures the dark atmosphere of martial law in Poland
Premiered June 17, 1985


Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Cinematography: Jacek Petrycki
Edited by by: Krystyna Rutkowska
Scenography: Allan Starski
Sound: Michał Żarnecki
Music: Zbigniew Preisner
Producer: Ryszard Chutkowski
Production company: Zespół Filmowy „Tor”
Starring: Grażyna Szapołowska (Urszula Zyro), Maria Pakulnis, Aleksander Bardini, Jerzy Radziwiłowicz, Artur Barciś, Michał Bajor, Marek Kondrat, Tadeusz Bradecki, Daniel Webb, Krzysztof Krzemiński, Marzena Trybała, Adam Ferency, Jerzy Kamas, Jan Tesarz

35 mm color
107 min.
Year: 1984

Short Working Day
Title: Short Working Day

TV feature film about a party secretary, who tries to face a workers rebellion. The film refers to the events of 1976 in Radom. Banned by the censors.


Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Hanna Krall, Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Krzysztof Pakulski
Edited by by: Elżbieta Kurkowska
Sound: Michał Żarnecki
Music: Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz
Producer: Jacek Szeligowski
Production company: Telewizja Polska
Starring: Wacław Ulewicz

35 mm color
79 min. 22 sec
Year: 1981

Blind Chance
Title: Blind Chance

Feature film.
Three possible versions of the fate of a Pole set in in the realities of the 70s. "Description of unknown forces that influence the fate of man, and make him take this path or another". (K. Kieslowski).
The film was banned for six years.
Premiered in 1987.


Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Krzysztof Pakulski
Edited by by: Elżbieta Kurkowska
Scenography: Rafał Waltenberger
Sound: Michał Żarnecki
Music: Wojciech Kilar
Producer: Jacek Szeligowski
Production company: Zespół Filmowy „Tor”
Starring: version 1: Bogusław Linda (Witek), Tadeusz Łomnicki, Bogusława Pawelec, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz;
version 2: Bogusław Linda (Witek), Jacek Borkowski, Adam Ferency, Jacek Sas-Uchrynowski, Marzena Trybała;
version 3: Bogusław Linda (Witek), Irena Burska, Monika Goździk, Zygmunt Hübner, Irena Byrska

35 mm color
122 min.
Year: 1981

Talking Heads
Title: Talking Heads

Documentary – a kind of sociological questionnaire. Poles of different professions, ages from seven to a hundred, are asked questions: When were you born? Who are you? What do you want from life?

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Jacek Petrycki, Piotr Kwiatkowski
Edited by by: Alina Siemińska
Sound: Michał Żarnecki
Produced by: Lech Grabiński
Production company: WFD

35 mm black and white
15 min. 32 sec
Year: 1980

Railway Station
Title: Railway Station

Documentary.
Warsaw Central Railway Station. Someone fell asleep, somewhere someone is waiting for someone or something ... The television cameras are spying on everyone.


Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Witold Stok
Edited by by: Lidia Zonn
Sound: Michał Żarnecki
Produced by: Lech Grabiński
Production company: WFD

35 mm black and white
13 min. 23 sec
Year: 1980

Camera Buff
Title: Camera Buff

Feature film.
Filip buys an amateur camera to film his baby daughter. The director of the plant where Philip works as a deliverer, uses his interest and offers him position heading the companies film chronicle. Philip begins to show the reality of work as it is, without embellishments. This leads to various conflicts.
However, amateur film making turns into something more - it becomes a way of learning that life is not always perfect.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Dial.: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Jerzy Stuhr
Cinematography: Jacek Petrycki
Edited by by: Halina Nawrocka
Scenography: Rafał Waltenberger
Sound: Michał Żarnecki
Music: Krzysztof Knittel
Producer: Wielisława Piotrowska
Production company: Zespół Filmowy „Tor”
Starring: Jerzy Stuhr (Filip Mosz), Małgorzata Ząbkowska, Ewa Pokas, Stefan Czyżewski, Jerzy Nowak, Tadeusz Bradecki, Marek Litewka, Bogusław Sobczuk, Krzysztof Zanussi

35 mm color
112 min
Year: 1979

Seven Women of Different Ages
Title: Seven Women of Different Ages

Documentary.
Several episodes depicting classical ballet dancers - from the youngest to the oldest.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Witold Stok
Edited by by: Alina Siemińska, Lidia Zonn
Sound: Michał Żarnecki
Production company: WFD

35 mm black and white
16 min.
Year: 1978

I Don't Know
Title: I Don't Know

Documentary.
A "confession" of the former director of a factory in Lower Silesia, who defied the local mafia system.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Jacek Petrycki
Edited by by: Lidia Zonn
Sound: Michał Żarnecki
Produced by: Ryszard Wrzesiński, Wojciech Kapczyński
Production company: WFD

35 mm black and white
46 min. 27 sec
Year: 1977

From a Night Porter's Point of View
Title: From a Night Porter's Point of View

Documentary.
Portrait of a factory guard, fanatic of discipline and total control, a man with almost fascist views.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Witold Stok
Edited by by: Lidia Zonn
Sound: Wiesława Dembińska, Michał Żarnecki
Music: Wojciech Kilar
Produced by: Wojciek Kapczyński
Production company: WFD

35 mm color
16 min. 52 sec
Year: 1977

Calm
Title: Calm

TV feature film.
After serving a prison sentence Gralak finds a job on a construction site. He wants very little – to work, have a wife, a home, some peace. Despite this he is drawn into a conflict between the management and construction workers...


Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Krzysztof Kieślowski, na podstawie opowiadania Lecha Borskiego
Dial.: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Jerzy Stuhr
Cinematography: Jacek Petrycki
Edited by by: Maryla Szymańska
Scenography: Rafał Waltenberger
Sound: Wiesław Jurgała
Music: Piotr Figiel
Producer: Zbigniew Romantowski
Production company: Telewizja Polska
Starring: Jerzy Stuhr (Antek Gralak), Izabella Olszewska, Jerzy Trela, Michał Szulkiewicz, Danuta Ruksza, Jerzy Fedorowicz, Elżbieta Karkoszka

16 mm color
44 min.
Year: 1976

Slate
Title: Slate

Short film created from outtakes from „The Scar”

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Sławomir Idziak
Sound: Michał Żarnecki

35 mm color
6 min.
Year: 1976

The Scar
Title: The Scar

Feature film.
The story of the struggle of a director of an industrial conglomerate formed without taking into account the opinion of the local community and at the expense of destroying the environment. This leads to numerous conflicts. Subjected to various pressures "from the top" and "bottom" the director is not able to rise to the occasion. Embittered, he resigns from his position and returns to his family. When the events of 1970 will unfold, he will stand with the workers.


Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Krzysztof Kieślowski, na podstawie opowiadania Romualda Karasia
Dial.: Romuald Karaś, Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Sławomir Idziak
Edited by by: Krystyna Górnicka
Scenography: Andrzej Płocki
Sound: Michał Żarnecki
Music: Stanisław Radwan
Producer: Zbigniew Stanek
Production company: Zespół Filmowy „Tor”
Starring: Franciszek Pieczka (Bednarz), Mariusz Dmochowski, Jerzy Stuhr, Jan Skotnicki, Stanisław Igar, Stanisław Michalski, Michał Tarkowski, Halina Winiarska, Joanna Orzechowska, Agnieszka Holland, Małgorzata Leśniewska, Asia Lamtiugina

35 mm color
104 min.
Year: 1976

Hospital
Title: Hospital

Documentary. ER orthopedic ward of a Warsaw hospital.
Contrast of the difficult working conditions with the passion and dedication of surgeons.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Jacek Petrycki
Edited by by: Lidia Zonn
Sound: Michał Żarnecki
Produced by: Ryszard Wrzesiński
Production company: WFD

35 mm black and white
21 min. 4 sec
Year: 1976

Education
Title: Education

TV film from the unfinished series titled “Ziemia Żeromskiego”

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Sc: Barbara Wachowicz
Zdjęcia : Ryszard Jaworski
Montaż: Maryla Szymańska
Produkcja : Poltel
Not aired on TVP
Year: 1975

Legend
Title: Legend

TV film from the unfinished series titled “Ziemia Żeromskiego”

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Sc: Barbara Wachowicz
Zdjęcia : Ryszard Jaworski
Montaż: Maryla Szymańska
Produkcja : Poltel
Color, 25 min.
Not aired on TVP
Year: 1975

Personnel
Title: Personnel


TV feature film.
Romek takes his first job in the opera tailor workshop. Despite his best efforts he is drawn into workplace conflicts between the technical personnel, artists and management. Will he manage to remain true to himself?


Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Witold Stok
Edited by by: Lidia Zonn
Scenography: Tadeusz Kozarewicz
Kost.: Izabella Konarzewska
Producer: Zbigniew Stanek
Production company: Telewizja Polska, Zespół Filmowy „Tor”
Starring: Juliusz Machulski (Romek), Irena Lorentowicz, Włodzimierz Boruński, Michał Tarkowski, Tomasz Lengren, Andrzej Siedlecki, Tomasz Zygadło, Janusz Skalski

16 mm color
72 min.
Year: 1975

Curriculum Vitae
Title: Curriculum Vitae

Staged Documentary film.
Members of the parties Control Committee mercilessly vivisect the life of one the members of the party, they want showcase “make an example” of his punishment.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Janusz Fastyn, Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Jacek Petrycki, Tadeusz Rusinek
Edited by by: Lidia Zonn
Sound: Spas Christow
Produced by: Marek Szopiński
Production company: WFD

35 mm black and white
45 min. 10 sec
Year: 1975

First Love
Title: First Love

A TV documentary.
The story of a struggling young couple, who enter adult life and face several problems. The camera accompanies the heroes in different situations - even when their baby is born.


Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Jacek Petrycki
Edited by by: Lidia Zonn
Sound: Małgorzata Jaworska, Michał Żarnecki
Production company: Telewizja Polska

16 mm color
30 min.
Year: 1974

X-Ray
Title: X-Ray

Documentary.
Documentation of the life of patients at the tuberculosis sanatorium in Sokolowsko. The patients talk about their well-being, fears and hopes.


Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Jacek Petrycki
Edited by: Lidia Zonn
Sound: Michał Żarnecki
Produced by: Jerzy Tomaszewicz
Production company: WFD

35 mm color
30 min. [13 min.]
Year: 1974

Pedestrian Subway
Title: Pedestrian Subway

TV feature film.
A young woman from the province works as a decorator in a shop in an underground passage in Warsaw. There she is visited by her husband, who she recently left, who tries to talk her into coming back home ..


Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Ireneusz Iredyński, Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Sławomir Idziak
Sound: Małgorzata Jaworska
Production company: Telewizja Polska
Starring: Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowska, Andrzej Seweryn, Anna Jaraczówna, Zygmunt Maciejewski, Jan Orsza–Łukaszewicz, Janusz Skalski

35 mm black and white
30 min.
Year: 1974

The Bricklayer
Title: The Bricklayer

Documentary.
Against the background of the May 1 march, a bricklayer - a former socialist labor leader recalls his past. He explains the reasoning behind his resignation from the party - as a young party activist and his disappointment with politics after 1956.

Premiered in 1981.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Witold Stok
Edited by: Lidia Zonn
Sound: Małgorzata Jaworska
Produced by: Tomasz Gołębiewski
Production company: WFD

35 mm color
17 min. 39 sec
Year: 1973

Workers '71: Nothing About Us Without Us
Title: Workers '71: Nothing About Us Without Us

The state of mind of workers in the autumn of 1971... Documentation of brave and controversial views recorded in numerous factories and in meetings, during elections for work council positions, on the way to work...
The original version of the movie was not presented for several years. The second version of the movie was titled “Hosts”.


Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Tomasz Zygadło, Wojciech Wiszniewski, Paweł Kędzierski, Tadeusz Walendowski
Cinematography: Witold Stok, Stanisław Mroziuk, Jacek Petrycki
Edited by by: Lidia Zonn, Maryla Czolnik, Joanna Dorożyńska, Daniela Cieplińska
Sound: Jacek Szymański, Alina Hojnacka
Produced by: Mirosław Podolski, Wojciech Szczęsny, Tomasz Gołębiewski
Production company: WFD

16 mm color
46 min. 39 sec
Year: 1971

The Principles of Safety and Hygiene in a Copper Mine
Title: The Principles of Safety and Hygiene in a Copper Mine

Realized on behalf Copper Mine in Lublin, an instructional film on hygiene and safety.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Jacek Petrycki
Edited by: Lidia Zonn
Sound: Andrzej Bohdanowicz
Produced by: Jerzy Herman
Production company: WFD

35 mm color
20 min. 52 sec
Year: 1971

Between Wrocław and Zielona Góra
Title: Between Wrocław and Zielona Góra

Promotional video to encourage young people to work in the Copper Basin in Lubin.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Jacek Petrycki
Edited by by: Lidia Zonn
Sound: Andrzej Bohdanowicz
Produced by: Jerzy Herman
Production company: WFD

35 mm color
10 min. 35 sec
Year: 1972

Refrain
Title: Refrain

Documentary.
Sarcastic look at bureaucratic customs in a funeral parlor.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Witold Stok
Edited by by: Maryla Czołnik
Sound: Małgorzata Jaworska, Michał Żarnecki
Produced by: Waldemar Kowalski
Production company: WFD

35 mm black and white
10 min. 19 sec
Year: 1972

Before the Rally
Title: Before the Rally

Documentary.
Polish team preparing for the Monte Carlo Rally, struggling with the technical defects the Polish Fiat. They do not finish the rally.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Piotr Kwiatkowski, Jacek Petrycki
Edited by by: Lidia Zonn
Sound: Małgorzata Jaworska
Produced by: Waldemar Kowalski
Production company: WFD

35 mm black and white/color
15 min. 9 sec
Year: 1971

Factory
Title: Factory

Documentary.
A work day in the tractor factory "Ursus". Scenes from production meetings interspersed with images of tedious, monotonous work in assembly rooms. A grim picture of factory life reality.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Stanisław Niedbalski, Jacek Tworek [Forek]
Edited by by: Maria Leszczyńska
Sound: Małgorzata Jaworska
Produced by: Halina Kawecka
Production company: WFD

35 mm black and white
17 min. 14 sec
Year: 1970

I Was a Soldier
Title: I Was a Soldier

A documentary about soldiers who lost their sight during the Second World War ...

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Written by: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Ryszard Zgórecki
Cinematography: Stanisław Niedbalski
Edited by by: Elżbieta Kurkowska, Lidia Zonn
Production company: „Czołówka”

35 mm black and white
16 min.
Year: 1970

From the City of Łódź, documentary, 1969
Title: From the City of Łódź

Documentary.
Portrait of Lodz – a city in which “some work, while other loiter... waiting for who knows what”.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Janusz Kreczmarski, Piotr Kwiatkowski, Stanisław Niedbalski
Edited by: Elżbieta Kurkowska, Lidia Zonn
Sound: Krystyna Pohorecka
Produced by: Stanisław Abrantowicz, Andrzej Cylwik
Production company: WFD

35 mm black and white
17 min. 21 sec
Year: 1969

The Photograph
Title: The Photograph
Documentary.
An old photograph of two boys with guns in their hands and soldiers caps is commented upon years later by it's surprised „heroes”.

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Marek Jóźwiak
Edited by: Niusia Ciucka
Production company: Telewizja Polska

16 mm black and white
32 min.
Year: 1968

Concert of Requests, short feature film, 1967
Title: Concert of Requests

Short feature film.
Youth bus tour - an excuse to look at each other and our environment.

Written and Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Zdzisław Kaczmarek
Edited by: Janina Grosicka
Production company: PWSTiF

35 mm black and white
17 min.
Year: 1967

The Office, documentary etude, 1966
Title: The Office

Documentary etude.
Old people in front of a office service window at the Social Insurance Institution. A close look at the soulless bureaucracy of that time.

Written and Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Lechosław Trzęsowski
Production company: PWSTiF

35 mm black and white
6 min.
Year: 1966

Tramway, feature etude, 1966
Title: Tramway

The first feature etude (carried out under the supervision of Wanda Jakubowska).
Night. The boy jumps into the tram. He likes a young female passenger. He wants to get to know her. She falls asleep. The boy gets out. Again, he is running after the same tram - and girl.

Written and Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Cinematography: Zdzisław Kaczmarek
Production company: PWSTiF
Starring: Jerzy Braszka, Maria Janiec

35 mm black and white
5 min. 45 sec [8 min.]
Year: 1966

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