Curriculum Vitae + First Love
Krzysztof Kieślowski: Curriculum Vitae + First Love
Two medium-length films by Kieślowski from the start of his career: Curriculum Vitae (1965), in which a Polish activist is interrogated, and First Love (1974), seven months in the lives of a married couple.
Curriculum Vitae (Krzysztof Kieślowski, PL 1965, 29')
Curriculum Vitae was initially banned by the Polish censors. The dramatized documentary was based on an idea from the author Maciej Malicki and documents from the regional branch of the Poolse Verenigde Arbeiderspartij [Polish united workers party]. A member of this party who was threatened with expulsion is interrogated by over-eager committee members. They ask him about his personal life and church wedding thereby mercilessly condemning his ‘ideological principles’. Actually, they are trying to punish the activist for something entirely different: his perseverance in ‘the case of multiple workers’.
First Love (Krzysztof Kieślowski, PL 1974, 52')
This docudrama follows a young, married couple for seven months; from four months pregnant to after the child’s birth. After the doctor’s refusal to perform an abortion on the 17-year-old girl, she and her boyfriend have to learn to be responsible for their lives, despite the many hardships in communist Poland.
De films van Kieślowski
Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski broke through internationally with his ten-part series Dekalog, which examined the meaning of the Ten Commandments for modern humans.
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