Przypadek (1981) (aka Blind Chance)
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Polish

“If I hadn’t missed a train one month ago, I wouldn’t be here with you”

 

Blind ChanceKrzysztof Kieślowski’s films often deal with the themes of fate, coincidences and choices. The phenomenal Decalogue (1988) teased us with the possibilities of seemingly disparate lives being connected. Equally staggering Three Colours trilogy (1993-94) completed a full circle and testified Kieślowski’s theory. But almost a decade before the trilogy, Kieślowski had made Przypadek (1981) that had already embraced the possibility of plasticity of fate and existence of truly free will.

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