Monday, January 2, 2012

Two Line Reviews - #331

Movie: Krótki film o milosci (or) A Short Film About Love (Polish, 1988)

Plot: A teenager in his Polish apartment spends a lonely life with his mother. He spies on his opposite door neighbour - a beautiful artiste - who he starts loving. When she gets to know of his act, she fumes, he repents - they find things in common and mutual admiration,respect and care blossom!

  • Krzysztof Kieslowski gets into the big picture with this poignant narration of a delicate storyline. Never does it get voyeuristic and that's the beauty of this creation.
  • Olaf Lubaszenko as Tomek shines with expressions of love,anxiety,fear and guilt and Grazyna Szapolowska who plays the lady spied on superbly.
  • The side characters - the boy's mother etc. leave a lasting impression too.
  • Accolades again to the camera work and music.
A loud 'Hello, Here I am' to the cine world from Kieslowski with this poignant tale!