Experience The World through The Art of Cinema
SUNDAY DECEMBER 18, 2005, AT 6:30 P.M.
Classic Music in Cinema
Our distinguished guest, Nader Bagha, film composer and pianist will perform the following pieces:
1- Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 1, Slow movement
2- Camil Saint Sant, Dance Macabre
3- Fredric Chopin, Valse
4- Frantz Peter Schubert, Serenade
SUNDAY DECEMBER 18, 2005, AT 7:00 P.M.
LOVE AND LIBERTY IN CINEMA:
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO
The world is not only bright lights, this hectic pace, the Coca-Cola with a straw, the new car…. Another truth exists… a hereafter? Yes, surely. Good or bad, I don't know, but … something else. Krzysztof Kieslowski.
Krzysztof Kieslowski's frequent claim that his films evolve from ideas, rather than action, is certainly true of the work for which he is best known in the West. The three films in his highly acclaimed series: THE THREE COLORS use liberty, equality and fraternity – the ideals of the French Revolution – as starting point for lyrical ruminations on the deeper questions of human existence. His monumental Ten-part Decacalogue is a meditation on how the Ten Commandments might applyto modern life.
"In addition to satisfying our elementary needs," he wrote, "we all aspire to something which gives meaning to our life and elevates it."
This belief, combined with Kieslowski's fascination with and respect for everyday people, led to the films From a Night Porter's Point of View, a sometimes surprising look into the mind of a factory worker, the harrowing Hospital, which depicts the everyday heroics of a group of overworked, under equipped doctors, and the young postal worker in a Short Film about Love. We watch him from the point of view of the person who loves and not the person who is loved… so we are always looking at this love through the eyes of the person who is suffering.
Kieslowski will always be that solitary artist who sits at a reflective remove from mankind, contemplating the paradoxes and savoring the ironies of human existence.
With English Subtitles
A seductive story of love and obsession. White won nationwide critical acclaim for its intoxicating blend of eroticism and intrigue. Directed by acclaimed director Krzysztof Kieslowski and featuring the sexy Julie Deply, White is the mysterious tale of a man whose life disintegrates when his beautiful wife of six months deserts him. Forced to begin anew, he rebuilds his life, only to plan a dangerous scheme of vengeance against her. Winner of the best director award at The Berlin Film Festival, White is a story of dark , illicit passions – one of the years 's most provocative big-screen releases!