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Krzysztof Kieślowski's magnum opus for Polish Television is a transcendent 'cycle' of moral tales, each based on one of the Ten Commandments. But sometimes it's difficult to get the connection -- these brilliant mini-movies are pretty tricky. Dekalog Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 837 1988 / Color / 1:33 flat full frame; 1:70 widescreen / 583 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date September 27, 2016 / 99.95 Starring Aleksander Bardini, Janusz Gajos, Krystyna Janda, Bugoslaw Linda, Daniel Olbrychski many others. Cinematography Witold Adamek, Jacek Blawut, Slavomir Idziak, Andrzej Jaroszewicz, Edward Klosinski, Dariusz Kuc, Krzysztof Pakulski, Piotr Sobocinski, Wieslaw Zdort Film Editor Ewa Smal Original Music Zbigniew Preisner Written by Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Plesiewicz Produced by Ryszard Chutkowski Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Back in the early 1990s I believe my first access to Polish director Krzystof Kieślowski was a laserdisc of his film The Double Life of Veronique. I also remember a big reaction in 1996 when
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Farewell to a friend by Anne-Katrin Titze and Volker Schlöndorff

Andrzej Wajda Film School lecturer Volker Schlöndorff on the Return to Montauk set in New York Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In Volker Schlöndorff's tribute to Andrzej Wajda, who died on Sunday, October 9, 2016, he recalls the impact he had on him and the actors the legendary director worked with, including Hannah Schygulla, Gerard Depardieu, Krystyna Janda, Daniel Olbrychski, Wojciech Pszoniak and Andrzej Chyra.

Andrzej Wajda on the set of Kanal

Volker has been teaching at the Andrzej Wajda Film School and in his remembrance he gives us an intimate portrait of a filmmaker who impressed him early on with Kanal, Ashes And Diamonds and The Promised Land, and even more later in life when he got to know the man behind the films.

Andrzej Wajda received an honorary Oscar in 2000 from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

"It is going to be a heavy walk and a beautiful day
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Today in Movie Culture: How 'Suicide Squad' Should Have Ended, the Greatest Shots in Horror Cinema and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Character Resurrection of the Day: Daniel Stern reprises his Rooke of the Year role of Coach Phil Brickma for a couple videos on YouTube. See more at /Film.   Movie Takedown of the Day: In case you need more reason to dislike it, Honest Trailers goes biblical on X-Men: Apocalypse:   Alternate Ending of the Day: Suicide Squad also takes more beatings with this animated parody and suggestion for how it should have ended:   Vintage Image of the Day: Andrzej Wajda, who died Saturday, filming Jerzy Radziwilowicz and Krystyna Janda for Man of Iron, which was released in the U.S. on this day 35 years ago:   Filmmaker...

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Skolimowski, Bajon in Gdynia competition

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Skolimowski, Bajon in Gdynia competition
New films by Jerzy Skolimowski, Filip Bajon and Marcin Wrona are among selected titles.

The 40th Gdynia Film Festival (September 14-19) will feature a total of 18 titles in its main competition this year.

Jerzy Skolimowski’s Polish-Irish co-production 11 Minutes, starring Richard Dormer, Agata Buzek, Beata Tyszkiewicz and Mateusz Kościukiewicz follows the same 11 minutes in the lives of several different characters, while the action of Bajon’s Panie Dulskie is set in 1914, 1954 and the 1990s, with a cast including Krystyna Janda, Katarzyna Figura and Maja Ostaszewska.

Wrona will be in Gdynia with his surrealistic third feature, the Polish-Israeli co-production Demon, starring Itay Tiran, about a Polish gangster whose body is possessed by the spirit of a young Jewish girl.

The competition will also include Kinga Dębska’s My Sister and Bartek Prokopowicz’s Chemo, which are both showing in closed screenings at next week’s Polish Days during Wrocław’s New Horizons Film Festival (July 23 - August 2) as well
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Man of Marble review Philip French

(Andrzej Wajda, 1977; Second Run, U)

A major milestone in Polish cinema, Man of Marble comes from a period of political thaw, moderate affluence and agonised self-questioning between the end of hardline postwar Stalinism in the 1950s and the return of authoritarianism, which culminated in the imposition of martial law in 1981.

Contemplated by Andrzej Wajda ever since he completed his war trilogy in 1959, and much influenced by Citizen Kane, it features the movie debut of the charismatic 25-year Krystyna Janda as tough, chain-smoking film-school student Agnieszka, dressed in flared jeans and denim jacket. She's working on her graduation project, a controversial documentary in the then fashionable American cinéma vérité style. ("No tripods, just hand-held cameras and wide-angle lens," she tells her middle-aged cameraman.) Its subject is Mateusz Birkut (Jerzy Radziwiowicz), a long-forgotten Stakhanovite bricklayer who became a Stalinist hero, the focus of propagandist documentaries, and then disappeared into obscurity, a victim of the system.
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Elles (2011) Red Band Movie Trailer and Photos: Juliette Binoche

Elles Trailer, Photos. Malgorzata Szumowska‘s Elles (2011) red band movie trailer, movie photos stars Juliette Binoche, Joanna Kulig, Anaïs Demoustier, Krystyna Janda, and Andrzej Chyra. Elles‘ plot synopsis: “Anne (Juliette Binoche), a well-off, Paris-based mother of two and investigative journalist for [the french edition of] Elle [magazine], is writing an article about student prostitution. Her [...]

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European Film Awards 2009: Presenters and Guests

Scheduled presenters at the 2009 European Film Awards, to be held later this evening in Bochum, Germany, are: Actresses Victoria Abril (Spain), Caterina Murino (Italy), Johanna ter Steege (the Netherlands), María Valverde (Spain), and actors Detlev Buck (Germany), Jesper Christensen (Denmark), Ben Kingsley (UK), Maciej Stuhr (Poland), and Anatole Taubman (Switzerland). Also, documentary director Nino Kirtadzé (France/Georgia), actor/director Aksel Hennie (Norway), and director/actor Branko Djuric (Bosnia & Herzegovina). And finally, Gottfried Langenstein, President of Arte, Viviane Reding, EU Commissioner for Information, Society and Media, and Efa President Wim Wenders. Among the expected guests are actresses Hannelore Elsner (Germany), Krystyna Janda (Poland), and Julia Jentsch (Germany), and directors Roland Emmerich and Sönke Wortmann. Plus award winners Peter Liechti (Efa [...]
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European Film Awards 2009: Prix Fipresci to Andrzej Wajda

Krystyna Janda, Pawel Szajda in Swet Rush The European Film Academy, Efa Productions, and the International Federation of Film Critics Fipresci have announced that the 2009 Prix Fipresci goes to 83-year-old Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (right) for Tatarak / Sweet Rush. Based on Sándor Márai’s short story, Sweet Rush — which has some points in common with The Door in the Floor — chronicles the love affair between a neglected doctor’s wife (veteran Krystyna Janda) whose two sons died in World War II and a man half her age (Us-born actor Pawel Szajda). Shooting was interrupted following the death of Janda’s husband, Wajda’s frequent cinematographer Edward Klosinski. When production resumed, Wajda rearranged the narrative to focus on the filmmaking process [...]
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21 New Movies to be shown at Chicago International Film Festival

The Scorecard Review will be there to cover the interviews, movie reviews and red carpet moments of the Chicago International Film Festival in October. Here’s a list of 21 movies that will be a part of the event. We’ll have all the news you’ll need to be ready for the fest right here.

October 8 – 22, 2009

Chicago, September 16, 2009 – Cinema/Chicago is proud to announce another 20 films that will appear at this year’s Chicago International Film Festival. From dazzling CGI animation to tales of existential ennui and little white lies gone wrong, The 45th Chicago International Film Festival promises an impressive array of diverse films that will excite cinema fans in Chicago and beyond. Below is a newly released sampling of the 145 films that will be shown at this year’s Chicago International Film Festival, which will take place October 8th through the 22nd at the AMC River East 21 Theater (322 E.
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Berlinale 09: More competition and Panorama titles

With the addition of the following 26 titles (14 of which have been invited), the competition section is almost completed. You'll notice the kid with wings flick Ricky by Francois Ozon that we reported on earlier. Also having it's world premier is Mitchell Lichtenstein's (Teeth) newest film Happy Tears which sounds nothing it's predecessor (a genre piece) as it's a family drama.

You can check out the list after the break.

Competition (some out)

Cheri UK

By Stephen Frears (The Queen, Dangerous Liaisons)

With Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates, Rupert Friend, Felicity Jones

World premiere

Darbareye Elly (About Elly) Iran

By Asghar Farhadi (Fireworks Wednesday)

With Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidousti, Mani Haghighi

World premiere

Deutschland 09 Germany - Out of Competition

Compilation film by Fatih Akin, Tom Tykwer, Wolfgang Becker, Sylke Enders, Dominik Graf, Romuald Karmakar, Nicolette Krebitz, Isabelle Stever, Hans Steinbichler, Hans Weingartner, Christoph Hochhäusler, Dani Levy and Angela Schanelec

World
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