A Short Film About Love is another Kieslowski expansion from his Dekalog series. A series that I have yet to see. So in terms of how it differs from the slightly shorter episode IV, I have no idea. However, it certainly differs from his other expansion, A Short Film About Killing.
Watching the two back to back, you are able to see the scope of ideas that Kieslowski seems to be going for. Of course he is an extremely ambitious artist, and while he is certainly most known for his trilogy, one could make an argument that his Dekalog series is his biggest aspiration.
An examination of desire, and the lengths we go to for sexual gratification. A Short Film About Love was not nearly as powerful as A Short Film About Killing, however i’m not sure it’s supposed to be.
Ranking Krzysztof Kieslowski