The film project “Weekends with …” continues: from March 12 till April 10, the Silver Screen Galileo will show films by one of the most famous Polish directors Krzysztof Kieslowski every Friday and Saturday. Igor Sukmanov, a renowned Belarusian film expert, will present the films and discuss them with the audience after the screening.

The poster for "Weekends with Krzysztof Kieślowski" uses a photo: @Archiwum Twórczości Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego / Piotr Jaxa.
The poster for “Weekends with Krzysztof Kieślowski” uses a photo: @Archiwum Twórczości Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego / Piotr Jaxa.

The Weekends will show 9 key works by Kielowski, as well as a selection of documentaries, which initially occupied a special place in his filmography. Later, having crossed the border of the metaphysical, the director ceases to look around – he begins to worry about issues, which lie outside of human existence.

By examining under a microscope and dissecting every detail of life “here and now,” Kieslowski puts a person at the centre of his interest, goes beyond, changes, experiments and becomes the most famous director of his generation.

The project “Weekends with …” is being held for the first time on a site that is new for this format – in the large hall of the Silver Screen Galileo cinema.

“Kieslowski at first seemed to be a social author – he painted how the soulless ideology of socialist dogmas enslaved the impulses and ideals of goal-oriented people, enthusiasts and romantics. Then he transferred everyday stories into the sphere of moral and ethical postulates, combined the life of ordinary Poles with Christian commandments. Later, his moral messages found “divine breath”: Kieslowski became a demiurge and arbiter of the destinies of his heroes, granting them life or death, depending on the strength of his desire. Everyday life gave way to mystery. Ordinary events were filled with secret signs of life”– this is how the film expert Igor Sukmanov emphasizes the director’s striving for the transcendent understanding of life.

The first weekend (March 12-13) starts with the film “Amator”, which won the main prize of the Moscow Film Festival in 1979 and marked the director’s transition to metaphysical drama. The next day will show the melodrama “Bez konca”, one of the first and most important works by Kieslowski, which he did with his permanent team – composer Zbigniew Preisner, screenwriter Krzysztof Piesiewicz and cameraman Piotr Soboczynski.

Further, within the framework of the weekends, other famous works of the Polish director will be shown, including his French works, which brought Kieslowski world fame, and documentary short films:

19 March – «Krótki film o zabijaniu»;

20 March – «Krótki film o milosci»;

26 March – «Przypadek»;

27 March – «La double vie de Véronique»;

2 April – «Trois couleurs: Bleu»;

3 April – «Trois couleurs: Blanc»;

9 April – «Trois couleurs: Rouge»;

10 April – «Talking heads and other stories».

All films are shown in their original language with Russian subtitles.

The project “Weekends with Krzysztof Kieslowski” is organized by Visual and Performing Arts Centre “ART Corporation”.

We advise you to take precautions and make your movie visit not only enjoyable but also safe: please wear masks and use other protective means.

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The project was organized in cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute within the framework of POLSKA 100 – an international cultural program dedicated to the centenary of the restoration of Poland’s independence.

The POLSKA 100 program presents the most important achievements of Polish culture over the past hundred years, which still inspire artists and audiences around the world. The program is funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland under the NIEPODLEGŁA 2017–2022 multi-year program.

“Weekends with Krzysztof Kieslowski” are supported by the Polish Institute in Minsk.

The poster for Weekends with Krzysztof Kieslowski uses a photograph:
@Archiwum Twórczości Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego / Piotr Jaxa.