Friday, December 9

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The Dekalog, Parts 1 & 2

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Newly Restored!

For the First Time in Over 10 Years!

Friday, December 9 – Thursday, December 15

Fri = Part 1 & 2 at 4:30, 7:00
Sat = Part 1-5 at 1:00pm; Part 3 & 4 at 7:00pm
Sun = Part 6-10 at 1:00pm; Part 5 & 6 at 7:00pm
Mon = Part 7 & 8 at 4:30, 7:00; Part 9 & 10 at 9:30pm
Tue = Part 9 & 10 at 4:30, 7:00; Short Film About Killing at 9:30pm
Wed = Part 1 & 2 at 4:30pm; Part 3 & 4 at 7:00pm; Short Film About Love at 9:30pm
Thu = Part 5 & 6 at 4:30pm; Part 7 & 8 at 7:00pm; Part 9 & 10 at 9:30pm

(1988) dir Krzyzstof Kieslowski [10x60min; DCP]
This masterwork by Krzysztof Kieślowski is one of the twentieth century’s greatest achievements in visual storytelling. Originally made for Polish television, THE DEKALOG (aka The Decalogue) focuses on the residents of a housing complex in late-Communist Poland, whose lives become subtly intertwined as they face emotional dilemmas that are at once deeply personal and universally human. Its ten hour-long films, drawing from the Ten Commandments for thematic inspiration and an overarching structure, grapple deftly with complex moral and existential questions concerning life, death, love, hate, truth, and the passage of time. Shot by nine different cinematographers, with stirring music by Zbigniew Preisner and compelling performances from established and unknown actors alike, THE DEKALOG arrestingly explores the unknowable forces that shape our lives.

Also screening are the longer theatrical versions of the series’ fifth and sixth films: A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING (Tue, Dec 13 at 9:30pm) and A SHORT FILM ABOUT LOVE (Wed, Dec 14 at 9:30pm).

Buy Tickets: The Dekalog, Parts 1 & 2

Click showtime to purchase tickets:

Friday 12/9
at 4:30 7:00 PM
Wednesday 12/14
at 4:30 PM

Dekalog: Full Series Pass – $45, allows entry into all 10 parts of THE DEKALOG plus admission to the 2 extended features: A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING and A SHORT FILM ABOUT LOVE.

Marathon Screenings on Saturday & Sunday (ep 1–5 and ep 6–10) are $20 each. Passes will not be accepted for Marathon shows.

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats here.