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“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

A brief summary for those of you haven’t watched Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski’s films until ...
2021-06-27 09:00:00

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Films in a Nutshell

“The Double Life of Veronique”, Krzysztof Kieślowski (press materials)
Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Films in a Nutshell
Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Films in a Nutshell

A summary for those of you haven’t watched Krzysztof Kieślowski’s films until the very end.

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From a Night Porter’s Point of View

As per the title.

Camera Buff

A purchasing agent starts shooting films, the effects vary.

The Calm

A worker seeks calm, the effects vary.

Blind Chance

A student runs to catch a train. The effects vary, depending on whether he makes it or not.

The Double Life of Veronique

It’s better not to sing too much, or you might die.

A Short Film About Love

As per the title.

A Short Film About Killing

As per the title.

Three Colours: Blue

How to live after a traumatic event. Colours as per the title.

Three Colours: White

How to start a business in the 1990s. Colours as per the title.

Three Colours: Red

How to spy and eavesdrop. Colours as per the title.


Translated from the Polish by Adam Zdrodowski

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Grzegorz Uzdański

Grzegorz Uzdański

was born in 1979. He taught Philosophy and Ethics at the Raszyńska secondary school in Warsaw, and is the author of the website “Nowe wiersze sławnych poetów” [New Poetry from Famous Poets] and of the novel “Wakacje” [Holiday]. He sings and writes lyrics for the band Ryby. He has also written lyrics for the bands EXTRA and Jerz Igor. He performs in the theatre improv group Dobrze and in the comedy trio Wszystko Będzie Dobrze [Everything’s Gonna Be Alright]. He lives in Warsaw.