A brilliant masterpiece by one of the greatest filmmakers ever. A bold anti-authoritarian political statement and exploration of one's life and fate, Blind Chance is a most beautiful & human film. It's a shame that it was censored and suppressed. And it's a crying shame Kieslowski didn't get to live longer to make more films.
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.
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.
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!