Docs by Kieślowski-1

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Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941-1996) was a Polish film director. He graduated from the National Film School in Łódź in 1968 and spent his early career making numerous documentaries. His first narrative feature film, The Scar, was released in 1976, and his subsequent works include Camera Buff, Blind Chance, Dekalog, The Double Life of Veronique and the Three Colours trilogy.


Date Time Venue
4/10 (Fri) 7:30 pm Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
7/10 (Mon) 7:40 pm MOViE MOViE Cityplaza*

*Q&A session


The Office

Poland / 1966 / 5 min
In Polish with Chi & Eng Sub

Synopsis
The film chronicles the day-to-day operation of a government office, where every day senior citizens line up to hand in various forms and documents, followed by seemingly endless waiting and getting caught in what appears to be an epitome of bureaucracy.


Curriculum Vitae

Poland / 1975 / 45 min
In Polish with Chi & Eng Sub

Synopsis
This account of a Polish Politburo meeting convened to discuss the potential removal of a member from the party may be fictional, but is definitely grounded in reality and shed a satirical light on the autocratic regime in Poland at the time.


From a Night Porter’s Point of View

Poland / 1977 / 17 min
In Polish with Chi & Eng Sub

Synopsis
The film follows a typical factory watchman as he goes about his daily routine at work and also asks about his views on current affairs. The man may be a low-level bureaucrat, but the fact that he wields almost unlimited power in his little domain is testament to the dysfunctional bureaucracy prevalent under the communist regime at the time.


Seven Women of Different Ages

Poland / 1978 / 16 min
In Polish with Chi & Eng Sub

Synopsis
The seven days of the week are each represented by a ballet dancer, all of different ages. From the child dancer of Wednesday to the senior dance instructor of Tuesday, the cycle repeats, much like life itself.


Railway Station

Poland / 1980 / 14 min
In Polish with Chi & Eng Sub

Synopsis
Taking the perspective of an objective bystander, the film observes the activity inside Warsaw Central Railway Station: departing and returning passengers, inaudible whispers between travelers, a locker user studying the coin slot, bittersweet farewells between lovers -- everything is captured by the closed-circuit TV system.

購票資料

Screenings at Hong Kong Science Museum will be available at URBTIX from 19 September.
Ticket Price: $75 / $55*
* Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients

Screenings at MOViE MOViE tickets will be available at Box Office of MOViE MOViE Cityplaza from 19 September.
Ticket Price: $85 / $55*
* Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients

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