The Chattanooga Film Festival are absolutely honored to have the opportunity to bring all 10 hours of Krzysztof Kieślowski's cinema masterwork to Chattanooga for one weekend only. Cinephiles will already know what rarity it is to see these films theatrically so we're hoping very much that you'll join us.
This masterwork by Krzysztof Kieślowski is one of the twentieth century’s greatest achievements in visual storytelling. Originally made for Polish television, Dekalog focuses on the residents of a housing complex in late-Communist Poland, whose lives become subtly intertwined as they face emotional dilemmas that are at once deeply personal and universally human. The series’ ten hour-long films draw from the Ten Commandments for thematic inspiration and an overarching structure, and grapple deftly with complex moral and existential questions concerning life, death, love, hate, truth, and the passage of time. Shot by nine different cinematographers, written alongside longtime collaborator Krzysztof Piesiewicz, with stirring music by Zbigniew Preisner and compelling performances from established and unknown actors alike, Dekalog arrestingly explores the unknowable forces that shape our lives.
This new digital transfer of Dekalog was sourced from the 35mm original camera negatives provided by Telewizja Polska and stored at Filmoteka Narodow. When possible, the restoration of each episode was supervised and approved by its respective cinematographer.
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Episode I & II
Friday September 16th @ 8pm
Episode III & IV
Friday September 16th @ 10:15pm
Episode V & VI
Saturday September 17th @6pm
Episode VII & VIII
Saturday September 17th@8:15pm
Episode IX & X
Saturday September 17@10:30pm
Tickets for all showings available here: http://goo.gl/TnwfQl
Or, purchase a wristband for All the Dekalog screenings for just $30: http://goo.gl/S2EYBz