Smoke, a short film by Grzegorz CisieckiNovember 18, 2010
Some things simply fall in your lap. This morning I received an email, apparently from a Belarussian filmmaker named Grzegorz Cisiecki, that read:
do not consider that as a crude obsession, but I would be extremely grateful if you could write a review to a my short movie (even very small) and give your vote. Believe me, it’s really important to me.
He sent me a link to the short film above. I’m guessing he got a hold of a list of film critics and decided to send his film to all of us, though I don’t know. (Maybe he’ll tell us.)
And while I initially had no plans to post it here, or to do anything more than send Mr. Cisiecki a brief critique, I thought it was a lovely and strange piece of work, indicative of a strong cinematic intelligence. So I thought I’d share it with you guys.
Wow. Like Eyes Wide Shut was regurgitated by David Lynch and Aki Kaurismaki. I really dug the cinematography and editing. I wish I saw more short films like this on vimeo. So much authority in this piece. It feels like there is a real sense of cinema behind it rather than just a visual exploit. Where did you find this? Polish cinema is back!