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<i>Dekalog po Dekalogu</i>

Sunday, January 31, 2010
12:00 AM
Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S. State

Free and open to the public

Sun, Jan 24, 6-7:30 pm • Parts I-III (82 min., 2008)
Introduction: Professor Herb Eagle, U-M Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Sun, Jan 31, 6-7:30 pm• Parts IV-VI (81 min., 2008)

Sun, Feb 7, 6-8 pm • Parts VII-X (118 min., 2008)

Dekalog po Dekalogu / THE DECALOGUE... AFTER THE DECALOGUE
Produced by: Telewizja Polska S.A. (POLAND), 2008

THE DECALOGUE... AFTER THE DECALOGUE is a cycle of documentaries based on Beata Januchta's concept of an elevator trip through reality. This project is an explicit reference to Krzysztof Kieslowski's The Decalogue, which premiered 20 years ago and inspired the series. A new generation of directors developed this series about ordinary people —at times disoriented, overwhelmed, and in search of their identity. Each part is an original interpretation of one of the Ten Commandments posing a question, a statement, or a puzzle. Integrating the ten stories is Michal Lorenz's music and images of an old ten-story elevator, an ordinary place that offers moral lessons, each floor revealing a message.

The documentary film series inspired by Kieslowski’s <i>Decalogue</i>. In Polish with English subtitles. Free and open to the public.