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Krzysztof Kieslowski, The Decalogue 10, 1989

Decalogue 9 & 10 + Intro with Rafael Kapelinski

9 Dec 2014

The Decalogue 9 is a Hitchcockian tale of a man who gives his wife the freedom to sleep with whomever she wishes after finding out that he is impotent, all to her angry dismissal. Later, he discovers that she actually has been cheating on him with another man. This episode reflects the formal, impartial style of all Kieslowski’s subsequent films. 

The Decalogue 10 is the lightest and most ironic chapter in the series; but while funny on the surface, it is stained by dark tones. Two brothers inherit a priceless stamp collection from their father, but lose one of the finest stamps to a cunning collector who is ready to give back the rare prize if he gets one kidney from either of the brothers in return.

This screening will feature an Intro on Kieślowski's influence and legacy on European cinema with Rafael Kapelinski.

Rafael Kapelinski is a film director and recent graduate of the MA Screenwriting programme at the NFTS. He is also a graduate from the Nicholas Copernicus University in Poland (MA in American and English Literature), the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw and an MBA graduate from the University of Washington.

The Decalogue 9 & 10, dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 57 mins + 57 mins, Poland 1989

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