Another extremely nicely woven 'filmic' tissue of moral dilemmas, told with the attention to detail so typical of this filmmaker. He gives moral conflicts their due, incorporating gender emancipation, professional ethics, history and personal trauma, birth and resurrection. The latter osmosis is what sustains a beautifully mystical ending of enduring the dilemma of transference that the woman and the doctor undergo.
A complex and mighty deconstruction of ethics, healthcare, and pro-life views. Kieslowski, instead of expressing his pro-abortion and pro-choice by making an agitprop piece featuring the glory of abortions, makes a film that suggests what is wrong with not having an abortion and blindly obeying one's authority figures that say no to one's agency. A remarkable, human work and the Decalogue is outstanding so far.
Bearing her 'Sophie's choice', the episode finally draws on the dramatic weight it tends through aesthetic means. Kieslowski shifts from a spiritual rumination to a moral one, presented with subtlety by the luminous Aleksander Bardini (No End, The Double Life of Veronique, Three Colors: White). The dripping faucet remains a Kieslowski favourite. 84/100 - Great.