Martin Scorsese presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema
The Constant Factor
dir. Krzysztof Zanussi, Poland, 1980, DCP, color, Polish w/ English subtitles, 90 min.
Warmly received at the Cannes Festival and winner of several international awards, Krzysztof Zanussi’s film portrays a naïve but honest young man, Witold, dealing with the truths of his world. He dreams of climbing the Himalayas, just as his father had done before him. His skill in mathematics earns him a job in an international trade company, but he soon finds the position grating and he constantly thwarted by his own candidness. Confronting the death of his mother, the illusion of choice, and the realities of his world, Witold continues forward in this frightening but powerful film.
Organized by: Propaganda Foundation, DI Factory, CRF and The Film Foundation.
In cooperation with: Kino RP, Tor, Zebra, Kadr and Janus Films.
Distributed by Milestone Film & Video.
With the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the Polish Film Institute.
Honorary Patronage: the Embassy
of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C., the Embassy of the Republic of
Poland in Ottawa, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York,
the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, the Consulate General
of the Republic of Poland in Montreal, the Consulate General of the Republic of
Poland in Toronto