Dekalog 7 & 8

Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski. 113 minutes. Not Rated. Polish with subtitles.
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Krzysztof Kieślowski's DEKALOG is a ten-part masterwork that focuses on the residents of a housing complex in late-Communist Poland. Click here for more information on the series.

In DEKALOG 7, as a high school student, Majka bore a child, Ania, whom Majka’s mother, Ewa, has been raising as her own. Now that Majka is ready for motherhood, Ewa refuses to let go, leading Majka to kidnap her own daughter, with unexpected emotional consequences.

In DEKALOG 8, Zofia, a professor of ethics, is visited by Elżbieta, an American researching the fate of Jews who survived World War II. A daytime classroom conversation turns into a night of confrontation, and Zofia is forced to answer for a decision she made decades ago that directly affected the course of Elżbieta’s life.