Originally published in the 2010 Holiday Worship Guide
Capitol Newspapers - The Wisconsin State Journal
Sunday, December 19, 2010
“The Decalogue” (Polish 1989 NR not for children)
This film is #2 on the Art & Faith Top 100 Films. It is actually ten little dramas, each about 55 minutes made for Polish television by Krzysztof Kieslowski, each finding a contemporary metaphor for one of the Commandments. Most of the stories happen during winter and the holiday season.
Human Value Trilogy (French NR 1996-2005, adult themes)
The Dardenne brothers, Luc & Jean-Pierre, (Belgian) have made some of the best contemporary foreign films dealing with the value of a human being. Their intimate film style and challenging interpersonal stories explore the value of human life. Although not a formal trilogy, these three movies are excellent for the holiday season.