Dekalog: Three & Four

Friday, September 9 - Thursday, September 15, 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: Three

It’s Christmas Eve, and Ewa has plotted to pass the hours until morning with her former lover Janusz, a family man, by making him believe her husband has gone missing. During this night of recklessness and lies, the pair grapple with choices made when their affair was discovered three years ago, and with the value of their present lives.
(58 minutes)

Ewa – Maria Pakulnis
Janusz – Daniel Olbrychski
Janusz’s wife –  Joanna Szczepkowska
Tram driver – Artur Barciś


Dekalog: Four

A father and daughter, Michał and Anka, have a unique intimacy, which the college-aged Anka is beginning to feel conflicted about. When she finds an unopened letter from her deceased mother, it seems to justify her attraction to Michał, who may not in fact be her father.
(57 minutes)

Anka – Adrianna Biedrzyńska
Michał – Janusz Gajos
Man with kayak – Artur Barciś
Neighbor – Aleksander Bardini
Michał’s friend – Andrzej Blumenfeld
Jarek – Tomasz Kozłowicz
Jarek’s mother – Elżbieta Kilarska

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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