Dekalog: One & Two

Friday, September 2 - Thursday, September 8, 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.

Dekalog: One

Krzysztof, a semantics professor and computer hobbyist, is raising his young son, Paweł, to look to science for answers, while Irena, Paweł’s aunt, lives a life rooted in faith. Over the course of one day, both adults are forced to question their belief systems.
(56 minutes)

Krzysztof – Henryk Baranowski
Irena – Maja Komorowska
Paweł – Wojciech Klata
Man by the pond – Artur Barciś

Dekalog: Two

Dorota is in love with two men: her gravely ill husband, Andrzej, and a fellow musician who is the father of her unborn child. Andrzej’s doctor, himself no stranger to loss, is Dorota’s downstairs neighbor; she implores him to swear to a prognosis for her husband, and in doing so puts a very serious decision into his hands.
(59 minutes)

Dorota – Krystyna Janda
Chief surgeon – Aleksander Bardini
Andrzej – Olgierd Łukaszewicz
Orderly – Artur Barciś
Postman – Stanisław Gawlik
Andrzej’s friend – Jerzy Fedorowicz
Basia – Ewa Ekwińska


Special DEKALOG Trivia!

DEKALOG: ONE’s young Paweł’s falling into the frozen pond is based on an experience Piesiewicz had when his young son went out with his ice skates and was missing for hours.

In the church scene from DEKALOG: ONE, the tears of wax on the painting of the Virgin Mary were being dropped by Kieślowski himself.

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.



  • Country Poland
  • Year 1988
  • Director Krzysztof Kieślowski

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