In September, Kieslowski's feature film debut – "The Scar" is awarded the Jury Prize at the Polish Film Festival in Gdansk. The movie is released in December after a year-long battle with cenzorship and cinematographic authorities.
"The Scar" is controversial even among critics, and does not gain traction with viewers as well, it is only viewed by a little over a 100,000 people.
TV movie “The Calm”, directed by Kieślowski soon after „The Scar”, is stopped by cenzors. It will be shown only after the events of August '80.
In the autum Kieślowski realizes an interventional documentary „I don't know”, that will be shown sporadically.
For the Television Theatre he directed the play "Two for the Seesaw" by William Gibson