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Illumination
Iluminacja
1973 Poland 91 min N-13
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Unanimous winner of all three main prizes at the 1973 Locarno International Film Festival, Zanussi's landmark film is a dazzling kaleidoscope of ideas and images. "Illumination" explores the life of a selfabsorbed young physicist trying to understand his place in the universe. He thinks science will provide the answers, but ultimately learns far more about himself through experiencing love, betrayal, loss, and facing his own mortality. As much a philosophical essay as a narrative feature, "Illumination" is a cinematic mosaic combining art and science, intellect and emotion. Innovatively structured, this unflinching examination of one man's life became an iconic cultural marker for a whole generation.

Filmography
"The Structure of Crystal" (1969), "Family Life" (1971), "Illumination" (1973, "Kino pavasaris"), "Camouflage" (1976), "Spiral" (1978), "Constant" (1980), "The Year fo the Quiet Sun" (1982), "Inventory" (1989), "The Silent Touch" (1992), "At full Galop" (1996), "Life as a Fatal Illnes Sexualy Transmitted" (2000), "Supplement" (2002), "Persona non grata" (2005), "Revisited" (2009), "Foreign Body" (2014).

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Krzysztof Zanussi (b. 1939 in Warsaw, Poland).
6.8
Total votes: 4
Director(s) - Krzysztof Zanussi
Screenwriter(s) - Krzysztof Zanussi
Actors - Stanisław Latałło, Monika Dzienisiewicz-Olbrychska, Małgorzata Pritulak, Jan Skotnicki, Edward Żebrowski, Włodzimierz Zonn, Bogdan Mielnik
Producer(s) - Krzysztof Zanussi
Cinematographer - Edward Klosinski
Editor(s) - Urszula Sliwinska
Composer(s) - Wojciech Kilar
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Dialogues - Polish
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
Filmography
"The Structure of Crystal" (1969), "Family Life" (1971), "Illumination" (1973, "Kino pavasaris"), "Camouflage" (1976), "Spiral" (1978), "Constant" (1980), "The Year fo the Quiet Sun" (1982), "Inventory" (1989), "The Silent Touch" (1992), "At full Galop" (1996), "Life as a Fatal Illnes Sexualy Transmitted" (2000), "Supplement" (2002), "Persona non grata" (2005), "Revisited" (2009), "Foreign Body" (2014).

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