A Short Film About Love

tytuł oryginalny: Krótki film o miłości

reżyseria: Krzysztof Kieślowski
aktorzy: Grażyna Szapołowska, Olaf Lubaszenko

czas trwania: 83 min.
produkcja: Poland 1988

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Polish Film Festival 1988
Golden Lion
Best Actress - Grażyna Szapołowska
Best Cinematography - Witold Adamek
Best Supporting Actress - Stefania Iwińska

San Sebastián International Film Festival 1988
Special Prize of the Jury

São Paulo International Film Festival 1989
Audience Award

Like A Short Film About Killing, this is a film spin-off from Kieslowski's ten-part TV series The Decalogue, each segment of which  re-examines one of the Ten Commandments. The Decalogue films are commentaries on modern human existence with its moral ambiguities. A Short Film About Love explores its narrow theme with subtlety and psychological force.

Tomek (Olaf Lubaszenko) is a timid, loner 19-year-old postal worker who is an orphan and lives with the pleasant mother of a friend in a non-descript Warsaw housing project hi-rise complex. His hobby, he spies with an astronomical telescope he stole from a nearby school on an attractive and promiscuous slightly older attractive woman, Magda (Grażyna Szapołowska), who lives alone in an apartment opposite of his. The woman learns of his obsession and starts responding to his surveillance - with potentially disastrous results.

Screening within the POLISH FILMS IN ENGLISH cycle.

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