Athens International Film Festival

Illumination

A highly complex film, ?The Illumination? is as intricate in storytelling as it is in style. Deeply existential, it poses some serious questions throughout the young hero’s trajectory from 20 to 30 years old, using him as a role model.

A highly complex film, “The Illumination” is as intricate in storytelling as it is in style. Deeply existential, it poses some serious questions throughout the young hero’s trajectory from 20 to 30 years old, using him as a role model. Why are we alive? What difference does it make if we feel fulfilled, if we actively participate in politics and society, if we feel happy?

Through the trials and tribulations of love and the sudden loss of his best friend, the young science student loses faith in the explicit truth of science and starts looking for life elsewhere. With this cinéma vérité gem, Polish-born Krzysztof Zanussi proves he’ still a relevant filmmaker, both from a philosophical and a moral standpoint.

“The Illumination” showcases his ingenuity, while proving that rational thinking does not rule out insight and mystery. Y.B.

Εναλλακτικοί τίτλοι / Alternative titles: Iluminacja

Σκηνοθεσία / Director: Krzysztof Zanussi

Σενάριο / Screenwriter: Krzysztof Zanussi

Φωτογραφία / DoP: Edward Klosinski

Μουσική / Music: Wojciech Kilar

Μοντάζ / Editor: Urszula Sliwinska

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast: Stanislaw Latallo, Malgorzata Pritulak Monika Dzienisiewicz-Olbrychska, Edward Zebrowski

Πολωνία / Poland
1973
Εγχρωμο / Color
91’
Πολωνικά / Polish

* Screens on 28th September



    Publication date: 2013-09-11 12:30:00

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