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Short films by Krzysztof Kieślowski – First programme
Institute of Contemporary Arts
From a Night Porter’s Point of View, dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski, Poland, 1977, 17 min.


From the late 1960s until the beginning of the 1980s, Krzysztof Kieślowski made more than 20 documentary shorts, touching on the vocations and lives of everyday people across the communist Polish People’s Republic, as well as occasionally documenting political events. By avoiding judgement of their subjects and eschewing the dogmatic tenets of socialist realism, each of these shorts presents a fascinating cross-section of Polish society.

This first programme of shorts films is comprised of the three below works:

Refrain
Dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski, Poland, 1972, 10 min.
A depiction of the everyday activities – and bureaucracy – of a municipal funeral parlour in Warsaw.

From a Night Porter’s Point of View
Dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski, Poland, 1977, 17 min.
A night porter talks about his work duties and his views on society, which are surprisingly extreme.

Hospital
Dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski, Poland, 1976, 21 min
A picture of the difficulties faced by surgeons working in a trauma ward in 1970s Warsaw.
 
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07:00 pm
Tue, 11 May 2021
Cinema 3
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These films are only available to audiences in the UK. Please do not book if outside the UK, as you will not be able to access them. 

The first programme will be available to stream until 18 May, 7pm. Tickets purchased will be valid until the final streaming time. 

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