The Last Circle

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  • Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 56’
  • Genre: DRAMA
  • Resolution: SD
  • Year: 1997

The main character of the film is a well-known ballet master. After many years of living abroad he visits his homeland to perform at a charity concert. Shortly before the show, he shares his concerns with the director of the opera regarding his inattentive partner, who may expose him to a spine injury. It turns out that the lady gets injured herself and cannot take part in the concert. As a consequence, the famous dancer also decides to withdraw from the show. However, the organizers of the event manage to convince the dancer to stay and they offer him his ex-wife as a new partner. During rehearsals, the affection between the spouses rekindles and the ex-wife of the ballet master urges him to donate his fee to charity. Yet, it seems that altruism means nothing to him.

Krzysztof Zanussi is considered to be one of the greatest Polish film directors. His movies are always unique, original and above all filled with shrewd observation and reflection. The director focuses on morality, psychology and human inner lives. As an acknowledged filmmaker he performs multiple functions: works as a lecturer in Łódź Film School and National Film School in Great Britain, he is also a member of the Cinematography Committee and Felix Awards Committee, prepares theatrical performances and has written a few books on filmmaking. His Weekend Stories are works about individuals facing moral dilemmas. A binding feature of the eight stories is their duration of one weekend. The series includes the following titles: A Woman’s BusinessDeceptive CharmLittle FaithThe Dilatory Line, The Soul SingsUnwritten LawsThe Last CircleHidden Treasures


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