Wiktor, a former Polish underground activist and Poland’s ambassador to Uruguay returns home for his wife’s funeral. He meets Oleg, the Russian deputy foreign minister, an old friend from twenty five years ago. However Wiktor has a nagging suspicion that Oleg had been sent by the Russians to infiltrate the Polish underground and he also suspects that his wife was involved with him. Now he attempts to find out the truth. –BFI
Krzysztof Zanussi (b. 1939) is a Polish director, screenwriter, producer and author. He was born in Warsaw and studied philosophy at Jagiellonian University in Krakow and physics at Warsaw University, before graduating from the Lodz Film School in 1966.
Zanussi is considered one of Europe’s most renowned film auteurs, whose disciplined contemporary dramas focus on the moral choices and metaphysical questions in everyday life. His works are often described as intellectual and deeply philosophical.
My cinema above all comes from literature, and, in this sense, it becomes a kind of a human language. The idea of the visual component in film as dominant has always evoked my skepticism. – Film magazine, 1992
His graduation film was The Death of a Provincial Man (1958), after which he went on to direct two television dramas and his feature debut The Structure of Crystal (1969), for which he received many international awards at festivals including the Panama International… read more