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The Scar(Blizna)

  • Dir: Krzysztof Kieslowski

  • Poland, 1976, Polish, 106mins, DCP

  • Cast: Franciszek Pieczka, Mariusz Dmochowski, Jerzy Stuhr

Unlike the relatively abstract works later in his career, Krzysztof Kieslowski’s first theatrically released feature film is a quiet social realist drama struggling on real conflict. Set during the communist regime, the docudrama follows an honest party man who has been tasked to build a large chemical factory in his hometown. As the factory president, he faces frustrations from his own employees as well as the people in town who oppose to the factory. Among a cast that features many nonprofessional actors, Agnieszka Holland, who is now known as a world-renowned filmmaker, is spotted playing a factory secretary.

Polish Film Festival: Special Jury Prize and Best Actor

Speaker: Thomas Shin (Film critic and part-time university lecturer)

    Screening:

    In-theatre Screening