A Short Film About Love

A Short Film About Love
Show More

Comments (6)

Anonymous picture
dee

Amazing. One of the most intimate films I've ever watched. Simple concept, impeccable execution. Mysterious, sexy, bitter, exciting. Exactly how love feels.

Anonymous picture
john

This is a beautiful film that investigates the lives of two people with sensitivity. The musical background was near perfect as was the acting. The film demonstrates that ordinary life can provide much that is worth contemplation - there is no need for the wildly unrealistic nonsense that ...Read more

Veronsky avatar
Veronsky

Having watched most of Kieslowski's masterpieces like Tree Colors and Veronique, I'd say this is his best film. Bitter without being desperate.

Anonymous picture
Yan

Love.

Peng avatar
Peng

"if we only live a small part of ourselves. What about the other parts?" A masterpiece. A story that makes one want to be in the film and act as a part.

Anonymous picture
Olivia

I watched this recently as I was intrigued someone who told me that much of this film lacks dialogue and parts are filmed through the eyes of Tomek looking through his telescope (like a peeping tom). Part silent, part almost mime, it was truly mesmerizing. An unconventional love story that ...Read more

Related videos

A Short Film About Killing
Krzysztof Kieslowski's attack on capital punishment (and the act of killing in general) couldn't more direct - a senseless, violent, almost botched murder is followed by a cold, calculated, flawlessly performed execution (both killings shown in the most graphic detail imaginable), while the murderer's (Miroslaw Baka) idealistic young defense lawyer…
A Generation
Andrezj Wadja's first feature film is a coming-of-age story of survival and shattering loss set in 1942 Poland under German occupation. Stach (Tadeusz Lomnicki) is a wayward teen living in squalor on the outskirts of Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Guided by an avuncular Communist organizer (Janusz Paluszkiewicz), he is introduced to the…
Blind Chance
Before the great Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowki stunned the cinematic world with the epic series The Decalogue and the Three Colors trilogy, he made his first work of metaphysical genius, BLIND CHANCE, a compelling drama about the difficulty of reconciling political ideals with personal happiness. This unforgettable film follows Witek…
The Cremator
A Czechoslovakian man who loves working at his crematorium begins to take the advice of an old war buddy concerning the importance of his German heritage and the issue of his half Jewish wife.
Ashes and Diamonds
Adrzej Wadja's film open on the last day of World War II in a small town somewhere in Poland, as Polish exiles of war and the occupying Soviet forces confront the beginning of a new day and a new Poland. In this incendiary environment we find Home Army soldier Maciek…
Knife in the Water
Roman Polanski's first feature is a brilliant psychological thriller that many critics still consider among his greatest work. The story is simple, yet the implications of its characters' emotions and actions are profound. When a young hitchhiker joins a couple on a weekend yacht trip, psychological warfare breaks out as…
Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator
In outline, this is the story of the tragic romance between a young telephonist (Eva Ras) and a middle-aged rodent sanitation specialist (Slobodan Aligrudic) in Belgrade. Yet in Dusan Makavejev's manic hands, this second feature becomes an endlessly surprising, time-shifting exploration of love and freedom. Featuring interludes of interviews with…
Ivan the Terrible, Part 2
Navigating the deadly waters of Stalinist politics, Eisenstein was able to film two parts of his planned trilogy about the troubled sixteenth-century tsar who united Russia. Visually stunning and powerfully acted, IVAN THE TERRIBLE charts the rise to power and descent into terror of this veritable dictator. Though pleased with…
Ivan the Terrible, Part 1
Navigating the deadly waters of Stalinist politics, Eisenstein was able to film two parts of his planned trilogy about the troubled sixteenth-century tsar who united Russia. Visually stunning and powerfully acted, IVAN THE TERRIBLE charts the rise to power and descent into terror of this veritable dictator. Though pleased with…
Marketa Lazarová
In its native land, Frantisek Vlacil's film has been hailed as the greatest Czech film ever made; for many U.S. viewers, it will be a revelation. Based on a novel by Vladislav Vancura, this stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic,…
Andrei Rublev
Immediately suppressed by the Soviets in 1966, Andrei Tarkovsky's epic masterpiece is a sweeping medieval tale of Russia's greatest icon painter. Too experimental, too frightening, too violent, and too politically complicated to be released officially, ANDREI RUBLEV has existed only in shortened, censored versions until the Criterion Collection created this…
United States of Love - Zjednoczone stany milosci
Poland, 1990. The winds of change are blowing in Poland. The first euphoric year of freedom, but also of uncertainty for the future. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it's time to change their lives, fight for their happiness and fulfill their desires. Agata is a young mother,…