A Short Film About Love

Friday, September 16 - Thursday, September 22, 2016

For info on the entire DEKALOG series, including A SHORT FILM ABOUT LOVE & A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING—plus special DEKALOG trivia!—click here.

In order to secure funding from the Minister of Culture and Telewizja Polska (TVP) and Sender Freies Berlin (SFB), the television stations that produced the series, director Krzysztof Kieślowski and coscreenwriter Krzysztof Piesiewicz decided to turn two of the segments of Dekalog into feature-length films for theatrical distribution. They chose Dekalog: Six to become A SHORT FILM ABOUT LOVE, and the television stations chose Dekalog: Five to become A Short Film About Killing.

In A SHORT FILM ABOUT LOVE, a teenage postal worker, Tomek, routinely spies on his older neighbor Magda, a sexually liberated artist who lives in the apartment across the courtyard from his. As their private worlds merge, fascination turns to obsession, and the line between love and curiosity becomes violently blurred.

Magda – Grażyna Szapołowska
Tomek – Olaf Lubaszenko
Tomek’s landlady – Stefania Iwińska
Postman – Stanisław Gawlik
Man with suitcase – Artur Barciś
Roman – Piotr Machalica
Post office manager – Małgorzata Rożniatowska

A DEKALOG pass, good for admission to any screening of each of the five, paired hour-long parts plus a screening of each of the two A SHORT FILM ABOUT features, is available for $55 ($35 for IFC Center members) online or at the box office. Just select the appropriate ticket price when purchasing.

Click here to see the complete DEKALOG schedule for the series’ five-week run!

  • Country Poland
  • Running Time 90 minutes
  • Director Krzysztof Kieślowski

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