19-year-old Tomek whiles away his lonely life by spying on his opposite neighbour Magda through binoculars. She’s an artist in her mid-thirties, and appears to have everything – not least a constant stream of men at her beck and call. But when the two finally meet, they discover that they have a lot more in common than appeared at first sight… —IMDb
A towering figure of Eastern European cinema, Krzysztof Kieslowski was born in Warsaw, Poland, on June 27, 1941. His formative years, spent under the specters of Hitler and Stalin, were nomadic; his father suffered from tuberculosis, and the family traveled from one sanatorium to another. At the age of 16, Kieslowski entered Fireman’s Training College. His stay was short-lived, instilling a lifelong loathing of uniforms and disciplines. To avoid military service he returned to school, later attending the Warsaw College for Theatre Technicians. In 1965, after several previous rejections, he was finally accepted into the famed Lodz Film School — the same institution which launched the careers of Roman Polanski, Andrzej Wadja, Jerzy Skolimowski, and Krzysztof Zanussi — and made his first short feature, Tramwaj (The Tram), the following year.
The communist-controlled Poland of the 1960s and 1970s was a nation of great political unrest. Consequently, film emerged as a crucial means… read more
Kieslowski has this taste and mastery for using simplicity and realism that makes me soft that everytime I watched his film and on the end of it I was like, thank God I am enlightened or I become speechless or my tears would just go down. And even if this one is a love story, still it isn't as "spoonfeeding" type as the usual love story that we would encounter.. this guy never fail me..