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1,969 Ratings

The Structure of Crystal

Struktura krysztalu

Directed by Krzysztof Zanussi
Poland, 1969


The protagonists of the film are two talented physicists – one of them leaves the city for the countryside and becomes a meteorologist, the other establishes a brilliant career in science. Both are bombarded by moral dilemmas regarding their choice in life.

Our take

The award-winning Krzysztof Zanussi, one of the great Polish filmmakers, made his feature debut with this psychologically rich, remarkably mature chamber drama about career vocation (Zanussi studied physics), friendship, and life philosophy.

The Structure of Crystal Directed by Krzysztof Zanussi

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1970 | Directors' Fortnight

Mar del Plata International Film Festival

1970 | Winner: Best Screenplay

Valladolid International Film Festival

1970 | Winner: Award of the City of Valladolid

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