The festival audience in Sofia will have the opportunity to meet the world-renowned director, screenwriter, and producer Krzysztof Zanussi, and in "The Perfect Number" he once again returns to the main themes of his work, this time the answers he gives are complex and far from obvious...
The film legend masterfully uses the philosophies of literature, science, medicine, economics, faith, and cinema (even Keslowski's "Decalogue") to provoke reflections on morality and death. Zanussi goes on to explore the state of humanity in the modern world, examining the inner lives of characters and asking whether it is possible to rethink priorities in a seemingly successful life.
What is most important in life: success or love? This is the dilemma Zanussi's characters face in "The Perfect Number". Joachim is a man at the end of his days who has everything, even more than he needs, and the young mathematical genius David is absorbed in his research and teaching. Their meeting will unexpectedly affect the destiny of both, leading to a reflection on the mysterious ways of life, its passing, and its meaning.
At the 34th Trieste Film Festival, "The Perfect Number" received a Special Mention, and Polish film master Krzysztof Zanussi is this year's winner of the Eastern Star Award, which is given to film personalities whose careers have built bridges between East and West. For Zanussi, who has also won the Sofia City Award, this bridge is twofold - biographical (family roots in Friuli) and professional.
Krzysztof Zanussi's visit is made possible in partnership with the Polish Institute, Sofia.
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