New Trailer for Theatrical Re-Release of Krzysztof Kieslowski's 'Dekalog'

August 16, 2016
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Dekalog Trailer

"It's wrong to ask for everything at once." Janus Films has debuted a trailer for the upcoming theatrical re-release of Krzysztof Kieslowski's acclaimed series Dekalog, or Decalogue. It's best to refer to the official description to explain this one: "Originally made for Polish television, Dekalog focuses on the residents of a housing complex in late-Communist Poland, whose lives become subtly intertwined as they face emotional dilemmas that are at once deeply personal and universally human. Its ten hour-long films, drawing from the Ten Commandments for thematic inspiration and an overarching structure, grapple deftly with complex moral and existential questions concerning life, death, love, hate, truth, and the passage of time." Janus is putting out a 4K version of the film series in theaters this fall in the US, for those interested in watching it.

Here's the trailer for the theatrical re-release of Krzysztof Kieslowski's Dekalog, on Facebook (via TFS):


The "Dekalog" is a series of ten shorts created for Polish Television, with plots loosely based upon the Ten Commandments, directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski. Two of these, Dekalog 5 and 6, are shorter cuts from the feature-length films--Krotki film o zabijaniu (A Short Film About Killing) and Krotki film o milosci (A Short Film About Love), respectively. They deal with the emotional turmoil suffered by humanity, when instinctual acts and societal morality conflict. The "Dekalog", or Decalogue, is directed by acclaimed Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski, of many great films previously including most notably the Three Colors trilogy. This series was first shown on Polish TV from 1989 to 1990. Janus Films will re-release the entire series restored in 4K high definition starting on September 2nd in NYC. For more info, visit Janus Films. Our friends at The Film Stage have listings for other cities including Montreal, Los Angeles and Austin, TX.

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  • Bo
    Wow! I'm impressed, Alex. Thanks for this great 'blast from the past'. I remember the big deal when this came out, but can't remember if I saw some of it or all of it. I do vividly remember seeing and liking Krzysztof's Three Colors and Double Life of Veronique. I liked them both very much. Ah, the past and all it's glory. Makes me wish for today some more of the same as these great works were back then. Did that make sense?....Anyway, thanks Alex. Great stuff!
  • shiboleth
    'Short film of killing' (I think that would be English title) is one of those films I mostly remember from Kieslowski. This one I saw only once when I was young. It definitely deserves another occasion. Nice reminding and very surprised I can find it on some American site about films, Kudos to you, sir ...
    Damn. Respect.




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