Blind Chance

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1981

April 25th, Thursday, 7:00 PM

Cinema Nowe Horyzonty
Kazimierza Wielkiego 19a-21

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”. Recognized as one of the best Polish films of all time, detained by censorship in the 1980s, later inspired world filmmakers such as Tom Tykwer, Peter Howitt or Paolo Sorrentino.

GUEST: Ph.D. Dawid Junke – film expert