“I think one of the most important things in life, that gets you through the day, is responsibility. You have to broaden this term a bit. Everyone is responsible for himself and for his life. It’s understandable. For our deeds. We pay for what we have done wrong. We feel satisfaction when we do something right. This kind of responsibility in a personal sphere is quite clear. You are conscious of it.
This film was so evocative, so sublime, so subtle - and yet it could also be read as the opposite of a Hollywood film. Kieslowski, as always, is more interested in moments than a big picture, more focused on a feeling than a structure. Also, Irène Jacob is stunningly beautiful in this one. I love his approach to filmmaking and look forward to tackling the Decalogue.
When I was a kid I always enjoyed playing with rubber balls, I would make them bounce as high as I could, or hit the ceiling several times in the house. My favourite was star-spangled and I loved staring through at the world upside down. After watching this I felt the urge to find it back, but the ball I've found is now old, crackled and yellowed by age. [...]