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Blind Chance

Krzysztof Kieślowski

 
Blind Chance (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Poland
  • 1981
  • 123 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • Polish
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  • Spine #772

Before he stunned the cinematic world with the epic series The Decalogue and the Three Colors trilogy, the great Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski made his first work of metaphysical genius, Blind Chance, a compelling drama about the difficulty of reconciling political ideals with personal happiness. This unforgettable film follows Witek (the magnetic Bogusław Linda), a medical student with an uncertain future in Communist Poland; Kieślowski dramatizes Witek’s journey as a series of different possibilities, suggesting that chance rules our lives as much as choice does. First suppressed and then censored by the Polish government, Blind Chance is here presented in its complete original form.

Disc Features

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer of the original uncensored film, approved by cinematographer Krzysztof Pakulski, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Polish film critic Tadeusz Sobolewski
  • Interview with filmmaker Agnieszka Holland from 2003
  • Nine sections from the film originally censored in Poland
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Dennis Lim and a 1993 interview about the film with director Krzysztof Kieślowski

    New cover by Gérard Dubois

Film Essays

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Blind Chance: The Conditional Mood

By Dennis Lim September 21, 2015

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s political and philosophical rumination, which marked an important turning point in the director's career, imagines a young man's life branching off in three possible . . . Read more »

Criterion Designs

Criterion Designs: Blind Chance by Gérard DuBois

By Eric Skillman September 29, 2015


Film Essays

Blind_chance_thumbnail

Blind Chance: The Conditional Mood

By Dennis Lim September 21, 2015

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s political and philosophical rumination, which marked an important turning point in the director's career, imagines a young man's life branching off in three possible . . . Read more »

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