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Directed by Krzysztof Zanussi
Poland, 1973
  • Polish
  • English, German
The Films of Krzysztof Zanussi


Krzysztof Zanussi’s groundbreaking film chronicles a decade in the life of a young physics student whose absolute faith in the primacy of rationality and science is shaken by tragedy and affairs of the heart.

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Another of the Krzysztof Zanussi’s tales of the post-war generation of Poles struggling to find meaning and purpose in their lives under Communism. The promise (and struggle) of both love and science define this brilliant film, winner of Locarno’s Golden Leopard.

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