Krzysztof Zanussi

Life as a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease, 2000

In early 12th century France, a horse thief is captured in the outskirts of a peasant village and brought to the attention of a passing monk in order to receive absolution before being hanged for his crime. Momentarily released from his binding in order to pray, the thief seizes the opportunity to flee from the… read more »

Weekend Stories, 1996-1997

Set in in post-communist Poland, Weekend Stories presents a series of eight episodes that examine moral dilemma in contemporary life. A Woman’s Business poses the question of forgiveness and finding closure in the absence of acknowledgment of guilt, as a middle-aged, emotionally fractured scientist named Zofia (Joanna Szczepkowska) is presented with an opportunity to face… read more »

Illumination, 1972

Illumination opens to a dry lecture footage from Professor Wladislaw Tatarkiewicz as he defines illumination as the moment of enlightenment in which the brain sees truth directly, explaining that it is through this state of intensified thought that a person attains wisdom. The film then cuts to a clinical shot of Franciszek (Stanislaw Latallo) as… read more »

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