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Directed by Roman Polanski • 1959 • Poland
THE LAMP was made in Roman Polanski's final year at the State Film School in Lodz. Polanski has said there is a connection between all his short films, 'because in them I had certain ideals which I wished to express. It's really a question of a certain style that appeals to me more than a theme. I like the theater of the absurd. I also like surrealism. Often I have used a form close to surrealism in order to express a certain idea or thought.'