Dir: Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1994, France/Poland/Switzerland, Polish and French with English subtitles, 91 minutes, Cert 15
Mon 17 April // 11:00
The watching-with-baby screenings are for parents/carers with young babies (up to 1 year) to enjoy a movie in the company of other parents and their offspring. The screenings are also open to folks without babies!
The Cube provides an area for prams, baby changing facilities, lowered movie volume and extra lighting in the auditorium. Our bar/cafe sells yummy homemade cakes and a wide range of beverages and soft drinks at reasonable prices. There will always be a friendly Front of House on hand to help.
Split between Paris and Warsaw —perhaps the most biting and playful entry in the trilogy—is a darkly funny revenge film about post-communist Poland’s position in the burgeoning European Union, as well as a strangely moving, lyrical portrait of tortured love. Zbigniew Zamachowski plays Karol Karol, an endearingly Chaplinesque schlemiel who adores his wife (Julie Delpy) with such passion that he’s rendered sexually impotent in her arms. After she strips him emotionally and materially, he returns to Poland, where various droll and highly lucrative developments permit him to turn the tables on the woman who is forever imprisoned in his heart.
Krzysztof Kieślowski's award-winning trilogy explores the French Revolutionary ideals of freedom, equality and brotherhood, and their relevance to the contemporary world. It is a snapshot of European life at a time of reconstruction after the Cold War, reflected through the filmmaker's moralist view of human nature and illuminated by each title's palette colour.