A Short Film About Love

A Short Film About Love


Krzysztof Kieślowski

1988, 1 h 27 min

Warsaw, the 80’s of the 20th century. A modest and inconspicuous post office worker, 19-year-old Tomek, lives in a rented flat at a typical Polish People Republic’s housing estate. In the evenings, the boy watches through a telescope an attractive 30-year-old Magda living at the opposite to him. He tries to get closer to the woman, finally he tells her he loves her. Magda invites him to her place but only to cynically show him that love doesn’t exist – there is only sex. A cinema version of The Decalogue, Six, a commentary to the commandment “You shall not commit adultery”.

written by Krzysztof Piesiewicz, Krzysztof Kieślowski director of photography Witold Adamek
music Zbigniew Preisner
production design Halina Dobrowolska
set decorator Magdalena Dipont
costume design Małgorzata Obłoza, Hanna Ćwikło
make-up Dorota Seweryńska
sound Nikodem Wołk-Łaniewski
edited by Ewa Smal
cast Grażyna Szapołowska, Olaf Lubaszenko, Stefania Iwińska, Piotr Machalica, Artur Barciś
production Zespół Filmowy Tor, Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych w Warszawie
production manager Ryszard Chutkowski

Cyfrowe Repozytorium Filmowe (CRF) is the partner of the “Pure Classics – In Memoriam” section at the 42nd Polish Film Festival.

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Main Competition
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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