Polish Cinema for Beginners - Blind Chance/Przypadek
25 maja 2019 –
Polish Cinema for Beginners is a cycle bringing Polish cinema closer to a growing group of foreigners living in Wrocław. Projections will be accompanied by lectures and meetings with filmmakers, film scholars and experts, who paint the broader social and historical context of each title. The whole is held in English, so that all residents of Wrocław - regardless of where they come from - can learn about the roads and sideways of Polish cinema.
Second meeting of this season - the next part of our road are taking by BLIND CHANCE directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski (1981).Kieślowski is one of the best known Polish directors in the world, and his "Blind Chance" considered one of the best Polish films of all time, detained by censors in the 1980s. The film later inspired world filmmakers such as Tom Tykwer, Peter Howitt or Paolo Sorrentino.
A young man (Bogusław Linda) is chasing the escaping train. What will happen if he catches it? What if he fails? How can his fate go? The director explained the meaning of the film by saying: „We never really know what our fate depends on. We do not know on what coinsidence it is driven. Fate understood as a place in some social group, as a career, as a kind of work that we do. In the emotional sphere, we have a lot more freedom. In the social sphere, we are very conditioned by chance. There are things that we must do, because we are what we are. We have such and not the other genes That’s what I thought about while making Blind Chance”.