Blind Chance

Blind Chance

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski • 1981 • Poland

Before he stunned the cinematic world with the epic series DEKALOG 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.

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Blind Chance
  • Blind Chance

    Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski • 1981 • Poland

    Before he stunned the cinematic world with the epic series DEKALOG 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...

Extras

  • BLIND CHANCE Unshelved

    In the following interview, produced in 2015, Polish film critic Tadeusz Sobolewski considers the political context of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s BLIND CHANCE, the film’s censorship and delayed release, and its significance within Kieślowski’s body of work.

  • Agnieszka Holland on BLIND CHANCE

    In the following brief interview from 2003, filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, a contemporary and close friend of director Krzysztof Kieślowski’s, shares her thoughts on the complexities of BLIND CHANCE.

  • BLIND CHANCE: Censored Segments

    The following program shows the nine sections of BLIND CHANCE that were altered. The censored segments appear in color.