Deconstructing the dialectics of individual versus society, past versus future, good versus evil, the canon of Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski demonstrates an affinity to the neverending, sometimes absurd, and other times infuriating complexities of our lives. From his earliest documentations of Polish factory life to his forays into psychological portraiture, few filmmakers have contributed more to art-house cinema. Despite his formal ambitions, Kieslowski grounded his films in the daily struggles of everyday people.
The Museum of the Moving Image is hosting a complete retrospective of Kieslowski's works: features, shorts, narrative and documentary films, including four posthumous works based on his unproduced screenplays. Guest appearances by collaborators and scholars of the director’s work will be announced at a later date.
Presented in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute New York and Polish Film Institute in Warsaw, Poland. Through November 6.