Short Working Day

(Krotki Dzien Pracy)




'It's a film about a Party Secretary in a pretty larger town 100km from Warsaw. Rebellions and strikes started up in 1976 because of price rises. A large protest broke out which ended with the people setting fire to the regional Party Committee headquarters. At almost the last moment, the Secretary fled the building. He tried to stay right up to the end but when the furniture started getting hot, the police, with help from their informers, somehow managed to get him out.' (Krzysztof Kieslowski)

35mm colour - 79 mins 22 secs