A Short Film About Love
Krótki film o milosci
Tomek is a lonely young Post Office worker who lodges with the mother of a friend. The mother has great affection for Tomek and is protective of the young man, but is concerned by his reclusiveness and would like to see him happily married and settled down with a nice girl. Shy and retiring, Tomek’s only interest in women is the beautiful and promiscuous Magda who lives in the apartment block opposite his room. He spies on her every evening through a telescope in his bedroom. Not knowing how to attract her attention, his behavior borders on obsession as he starts stealing her mail and interfering in her love life, playing cruel tricks and making prank phone calls. But his behavior has unexpected results and dangerous consequences.
Krzysztof Kieslowski (1941 - 1996) began by making documentaries. These films concentrated on aspects of Polish life, culture, and political conditions under the Communist Party. He confirmed his status as a major contemporary director with "Decalogue" (1988). In the same year, he expanded segments five and six into two features, "A Short Film About Killing" and "A Short Film About Love". His first major international film is "The Double Life of Veronique" (1991). His last film project was a trilogy series entitled Three Colours: "Blue" (1993), "Red" (1994) and "White" (1994). Based on the three colors of the French Revolution, each film examines one thread of each theme.
Selected filmography: “Camera Buff”, (1979), “Blind Chance” (1981), “Shot Film About Killing” (1988), “Short Film About Love” (1988), “The Decalogue” (1988), “The Double Life of Veronique” (1991), “Three Colours: Blue” (1993), “Three Colours: White” (1994), “Three Colours: Red” (1994).
- Year: 1988
- Country: Poland
- Runtime: 86 min.
- Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
- Screenwriters: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
- Actors: Grazyna Szapokowska, Olaf Lubaszenko, Stefania Iwinska
- Producer: Ryszard Chutkowski
- Cinematographer: Witold Adamek
- Company: MK2 InternationaL
- Dialogs: Polish
- Subtitles: Lithuanian, English
- Classification: T
- IMDB rating: 8.2