Dekalog 3 & 4

115 mins.
Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski
Polish with subtitles


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 3, it’s Christmas Eve, and Ewa has plotted to pass the hours until morning with her former lover Janusz, a family man, by making him believe her husband has gone missing. During this night of recklessness and lies, the pair grapple with choices made when their affair was discovered three years ago, and with the value of their present lives.

In DEKALOG 4, a father and daughter, Michał and Anka, have a unique intimacy, which the college-aged Anka is beginning to feel conflicted about. When she finds an unopened letter from her deceased mother, it seems to justify her attraction to Michał, who may not in fact be her father.