Dekalog, Krzysztof Kieslowski’s masterpiece, is one of the twentieth century’s greatest achievements in visual storytelling. Originally made for Polish television, Dekalog focuses on the residents of a housing complex in late-Communist Poland, whose lives become subtly intertwined as they face emotional dilemmas that are at once deeply personal and universally human. Its ten hour-long films, drawing from the Ten Commandments for thematic inspiration and an overarching structure, grapple deftly with complex moral and existential questions concerning life, death, love, hate, truth, and the passage of time. From January 21 through the 29, the Nasher Sculpture Center and Texas Theatre will screen all ten films at the Texas Theatre.
Join the Nasher Sculpture Center, Texas Theatre, and the Dallas Institute for a special discussion of Kiezlowski and the films on January 29 with Bart Weiss, Professor of Film/Video at the University of Texas at Arlington and Chris Vognar, Culture Critic for The Dallas Morning News.
All presentations of Dekalog are at The Texas Theatre (231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 75208).