First suppressed, then censored by the Polish government, Blind Chance was Krzysztof Kieślowski’s first work of metaphysical genius. A compelling drama about the difficulty of reconciling political ideals with personal happiness, Kieślowski suggests chance rules our lives as much as choice does.
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Put off for many years. The decisive-moment fractals thing is always a turn off, by virtue of its philosophical risibility. I loathe few films more than Run Lola Run and Sliding Doors. These films entirely misunderstand real-world contingency. Could be a problem here, if you subject the film to a reading it doesn't require. It is best when it shows us how flexible man is in relation to his inflexible systems.
Kieslowski's first masterpiece. So much to process with this picture. Its truth is haunting. The master of tone in this one also squeezes your heart as he reminds us in every choice we make, even the one to abstain we will have to face the consequences.
How much of life depends on chance, and how much is our own doing, is the essential question at the heart of this film. Three different possible outcomes all dependent on a train. Sadly all them lead to pain and suffering, in some form or another, so maybe it isn’t all chance, and some of us are fated to disaster and death. It contradicts its own answers as much as it asks its questions.
Il tutto si scioglie in un gioco di scontri in questa storia, ma ogni scena prende posto agilmente come le dita che si incrociano nei frequenti baciamano del protagonista. È solo la prima o solo l'ultima volta che riesce a raggiungere il treno? Cieco è il destino e con lui le nostre luci su questa corsa alla stazione, di questa corsa di poche battute e tanti dubbi. Il film è stupendo.
Lo mejor del filme es sin duda su inicio. El apresurado resumen de grandes elipsis sobre la biografía del protagonista. Lo que sigue, tres posibles destinos de este mismo durante el comunismo, es decir, durante tiempos ideológicamente turbulentos. Aquí veremos a un personaje encontrándo su lugar en distintos contextos y circunstancias, pero será siempre ese tormento político el que mueve la fichas. ¿Azar o época?
wonderful POV introductory shots, my favorite attribute of this film. it blurs the line of just being a spectator or actually being Witek himself, who as a character remains his good driven demeanor in spite of whatever outcome. I loved this film. can't wait to watch the dekalogs!