Dekalog: Seven & Eight

Friday, September 23 - Thursday, September 29, 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: Seven

As a high school student, Majka bore a child, Ania, whom Majka’s mother, Ewa, has been raising as her own. Now that Majka is ready for motherhood, Ewa refuses to let go, leading Majka to kidnap her own daughter, with unexpected emotional consequences. (57 minutes)

Ewa – Anna Polony
Majka – Maja Barełkowska
Stefan – Władysław Kowalski
Wojtek – Bugosław Linda
Ania – Katarzyna Piwowarczyk
Man on train platform – Artur Barciś

Dekalog: Eight

Zofia, a professor of ethics, is visited by Elżbieta, an American researching the fate of Jews who survived World War II. A daytime classroom conversation turns into a night of confrontation, and Zofia is forced to answer for a decision she made decades ago that directly affected the course of Elżbieta’s life.
(56 minutes)

Zofia – Maria Kościałkowska
Elżbieta – Teresa Marczewska
Student – Artur Barciś
Tailor – Tadeusz Łomnicki
Zofia’s neighbor – Bronisław Pawlik

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
  • Year 1988
  • Director Krzysztof Kieślowski

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