STRUKTURA KRYSZTAŁU THE STRUCTURE OF CRYSTAL
Two former university friends meet up again for the first time in years. The paths their lives have taken – one has pursued a successful career in science, while the other lives an isolated existence out in the country – stand for two attitudes: one active and the other contemplative. In the context of contemporary Polish history, the latter symbolises personal withdrawal into a sort of “inner emigration”. The plot is composed of improvised situations, arranged and shot on site with amateur actors. With its cinematic language inspired both by the Nouvelle Vague and the Czech New Wave, the film signalled an aesthetic watershed moment for Polish cinema upon its release in 1969.