Short Film About Love

Short Film About Love

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Cast: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Olaf Lubaszenko, Grazyna Szapolowska, Stefania Iwinska

     
 

With his Three Colors trilogy, Krzysztof Kieslowski became one of the most respected film directors in the world. One-tenth of his famous Decalogue, A Short Film About Love, is presented on this disc with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Supplemental materials include interviews withSee more details below

Overview

With his Three Colors trilogy, Krzysztof Kieslowski became one of the most respected film directors in the world. One-tenth of his famous Decalogue, A Short Film About Love, is presented on this disc with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Supplemental materials include interviews with the film's female lead, Grazyna Szapolowska, film scholar Annette Insdorf, and collaborator Emmanuel Finkiel. Another of the master's short films, a trailer, and Kieslowski's filmography round out this solid release that is worthwhile for any film lover.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Gibner
Made six years before his final film, Red, Krzysztof Kieslowski's A Short Film About Love foreshadows Red with not only themes of fraternity featured the final chapter of his beloved Three Colors trilogy, but with the same poetic technique that has made Kieslowski's best work so astounding. Originally made as the sixth chapter in Kieslowski's ten-hour-long Decalogue series, this extended version features a longer ending that adds to the haunting beauty of the shorter version. By focusing on the characters' unique version of what true love is, Kieslowski offers a heartfelt study on every complex aspect of the emotion -- exactly what the film's title promises. The film features perfect casting with Polish actor Olaf Lubaszenko playing the role of peeping Tom postal worker, Tomek. A Short Film About Love features a sparse yet constantly powerful score from master score composer Zbigniew Preisner. The film acts as both an introduction to the phenomenal cinematic craft of Kieslowski and as proof of his immense talent for any admirer. A Short Film About Love is an astonishing film.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2004
UPC:
0738329034023
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kino Video
Time:
1:23:00

Special Features

Interview with actress Grazyna Szapolowska; Interview with Kieslowski collaborator Annette Insdorf; Interview with Emmanuel Finkiel, second unit director on Kieslowski's Trois Couleurs; "Tramway" (1966, five min.): A short film by Kieslowski in Polish with English subtitles; Kieslowski filmography; Theatrical trailer; A Kieslowski trailer gallery; Optional English subtitles; Enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Olaf Lubaszenko Tomek
Grazyna Szapolowska Magda
Stefania Iwinska Landlady
Piotr Machalica Roman
Artur Barcis Young Man

Technical Credits
Krzysztof Kieslowski Director,Screenwriter
Witold Adamek Cinematographer
Ryszard Chutkowski Producer,Production Manager
Magdalena Dipont Production Designer
Halina Dobrowolska Art Director,Production Designer
Malgorzata Obloza Costumes/Costume Designer
Krzysztof Piesiewicz Screenwriter
Zbigniew Preisner Score Composer
Ewa Smal Editor
Nikodem Wolk-Laniewski Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles [6:13]
2. Viewing Pleasures [8:44]
3. An Intervention [5:44]
4. The Morning Delivery [7:47]
5. Complaint and Confession [4:30]
6. Returning the Gaze [6:55]
7. Contrition [4:28]
8. Alone Together [5:30]
9. A Different View [7:31]
10. Desperation [10:38]
11. Closed Windows [5:20]
12. The Homecoming [9:23]

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