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Friday Night Films

A Short Film About Killing / A Short Film About Love

1988 / Cert. 18

8.6.2012
Film Still, A Short Film About Killing

Film Still, A Short Film About Killing

Film Still, A Short Film About Love

Film Still, A Short Film About Love

Film Still, A Short Film About Killing
Film Still, A Short Film About Love

Film Still, A Short Film About Killing

A double bill screening of A Short Film About 

Killing and A Short Film About Love

Friday 8 June / 6.30pm / £5 (concessions £3)

Pre-book on 01908 676 900

 

 

A Short Film About Killing (1988)

Dir. Kryzysztof Kieslowski

(Cert. 18, 84 mins)

 

A Short Film About Killing is an extended feature length from part V of Kieslowski’s The Decalogue. This instalment explores the jurisdiction of the secular enforcement of capital punishment.

 

A youth randomly and brutally murders a taxi driver. His defence lawyer Piotr has just passed his law exams and his first case is to defend Jacek, the young murderer without any evidence of a defence or even an apparent motive. Jacek is incontestably put on trial and executed by hanging. This short film throws up the question: does the legal system, in the name of the people, have the right to kill with cold blood?

 

'Kieslowski is a master, and he has never made a better film than this. It is pure cinema of the highest order’ The Guardian

 

 

A Short Film About Love (1988)

Dir. Kryzysztof Kieslowski

(Cert. 18, 86 mins)

 

Tomek, a young post office worker, is obsessed with Magda, the promiscuous woman who lives in the tower block opposite. He spies on her through a telescope and finally declares his love. She initiates him into the basic fact of life - there is no love, only sex. Tomek, shattered, tries to commit suicide but doesn't succeed. When he returns from hospital, it is Magda who becomes obsessed with him. 

Written by Polish Cinema Database

 

'It's an absolutely stunning film that blows you away with its droll humor and its uncovering of sublime emotional truths'. Ozus' World Movie Reviews

 

 

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