(Poland / 1987 / Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski)
Unrated / 86 mins.
On a somber March day, the paths of three men cross: the cabbie Marian cleans his car, the lawyer Piotr celebrates passing his bar exam while in the same café, 20-year-old Jacek prepares his murder weapon.
The film is a psychological and ethical study of murder. A sensation at the Cannes film festival and recipient of numerous awards, A Short Film About Killing opened the door to an international career for director, Krzysztof Kieślowski. 1990 Bodil Awards – winner. 1988 Cannes Film Festival – FIPRESCI Prize, Jury Prize winner, Palme d’Or – nomination. 1988 European Film Awards – European Film Award – winner. 1990 French Syndicate of Cinema Critics – Critics Award – winner. 1988 Polish Film Festival – Golden Lions – winner. 1990 Robert Festival – winner.