Angelo and Kasia met in Italy in the Focolare Movement where their love and faith in God brought them together. Their relationship's in broken by the girl's return to Poland and her ... See full summary »
Jan and Marek used to study physics together but after graduation their paths were different. Jan got married and moved to the countryside. Marek stayed in Warsaw and now wants to persuade Jan to follow his path.
Shortly after WWII an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to USA and both expect that she will soon follow him. Emilia's ... See full summary »
A group of students are spending the summer vacation at a university camp studying the science of linguistics. One of the camp directors, Jaroslaw, is a young professor who prefers the ... See full summary »
A young engineer is called back home, which he had left years before. The house is a crumbling, old mansion in which his father still works, illegally distilling vodka, much of which he ... See full summary »
A worker becomes a "man of iron" forged by experience, a son comes to terms with his father, a couple fall in love, a reporter searches for courage, and a nation undergoes historic change. ... See full summary »
Filip buys an eight-millimetre movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen... See full summary »
A wonderful meditation on the transcendence of life
I was fortunate enough to view this film [and to participate in a Q&A with Mr. Zanussi] at the Chicago International Film Festival in October, 2000 and it profoundly moved me. The basic theme is hardly original: that there is more to life than what one can see and that it is not limited to our time on earth. However, as Mr Zanussi pointed out at the Festival, having been born in Poland in 1939 he has a more than passing familiarity with death, and in this film explores its significance. This he does with visual eloquence, grace and occasional wit in this film set in Poland and France.
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