The Scar / Blizna
Krzysztof Kieślowski, Poland, 1976
Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Script: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Producer: Zbigniew Stanek
Production company: Film Polski, P.P. Film Polski
Cinematography: Sławomir Idziak
Editing: Krystyna Górnicka
Music: Stanisław Radwan
Cast: Franciszek Pieczka, Mariusz Dmochowski, Jerzy Stuhr, Jan Skotnicki, Agnieszka Holland, Stanislaw Igar, Michael Tarkowski
Format: video
Running time: 102'

After discussions and dishonest negotiations, a decision is taken as to where a large new chemical factory is to be built and Bednarz, an honest Party man, is put in charge of the construction. He used to live in the small town where the factory is to be built, his wife used to be a Party activist there, and he has unpleasant memories of it. But he sets to the task in the belief that he will build a place where people will be able to work and live well. His intentions and convictions, however, are in conflict with those of the townspeople who are primarily concerned with their short-term needs.

Awards and Festivals
Polish Film Festival 1976 – Best Actor Franciszek Pieczka; Special Jury Prize

Directors Biography
Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941–1996) was an influential Polish film director and screenwriter, a towering figure of Eastern European cinema known internationally for 'The Decalogue' (1989), 'The Double Life of Véronique' (1991), and 'The Three Colors Trilogy' (1993–1994). He studied at Łódź Film School, the same institution which launched the careers of Roman Polanski, Andrzej Wajda and Jerzy Skolimowski. Kieślowski received numerous awards throughout his career, including the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize (1988), FIPRESCI Prize (1988, 1991), and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (1991); the Venice Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize (1989), Golden Lion (1993), the Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear (1994). In 1995 he received Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Writing.

Location and screening schedule: ZAGREB DANCE CENTER, Thursday, October 24th at 20.30