- dir. Andrzej Zulawski
- year. 1971
- country. Poland
- run-time. 105min
- rating. 18
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The Third Part of the Night, 1971 is a film by Andrzej Żuławski, the enfant terrible of Polish Cinema. It is also a film about the Polish experience, but one made by a filmmaker too young to remember the War. It was made in 1971, before the so-called Polish cinema of moral concern of Holland, Kieslowski and Zanussi. It is based (in part) on the life of Żuławski's father, Miroslaw, during the Second World War. It is perhaps the first (and probably the last) film about Weigl Institute in Lwow. But above all else, it is the debut film of one of cinema s true visionaries.
The film is a surrealist journey into the heart of darkness that was the Nazi occupation of Poland, seen through the eyes of a nascent member of the Polish underground trying to forget the memory of a family tragedy.
"A complex and surreal work... a haunting first feature" Time Out
"Zulawski... a mature artist , a personality in possession of an imagination more wide-ranging than any in Polish cinema" International Film Guide