Set against the backdrop of life in Poland under martial law in 1982, Solidarity is banned. A woman grieves the loss of her husband and tries to lose herself in her son, sex and hypnosis.
Krzysztof Kieslowski forged his seminal collaboration with screenwriter Krzysztof Piesiewicz on this treatise on political cowardice and the indefatigability of the human spirit.
Grazyna Szapolowskaís struggle to find meaning following her husband's death serves as a metaphor for Poland under martial law, but universal situations and emotions shine through the story's historical complexities.
Historical complexities mingle with broken lives in this seminal work.