Like most people I thought that Kieslowski's famous 'Three Colours' trilogy was the director's masterpiece. Life-altering though these films were, I now know I was wrong. Because the 'Dekalog' is simply devastating. Each film is a profound meditation on the themes of love, loss, time and chance, among a whole host of other things. Set in a Warsaw housing estate at the tail-end of the 1980's, each attempts to explain the complexities of what it means to be human: to lose a child, to be spurned by a prospective lover, to be sentenced to death [as, of course, we all are]. These films could only have been made by a man with a supreme faith in humankind, a faith that, as the films progess, we learn has come to supplant any belief in the supernatural or God himself. Brilliant.