There must be quite a lot of people out there prepared to do it, because it will be the second time this year the Arts Centre has screened Krzysztof Kieslowski's extraordinary 10-film saga, Dekalog, all in one go. The Polish director's idea was to explore each of the Ten Commandments in separate films. Rather than giving each a title, he numbered them. All are set in the bleak housing estates of a Polish suburb. In turn, we see a father and son, a tired elderly medic, an adulterous wife hunting her ex-husband, a murderer, a middle-aged vamp considering one last fling, and a mother and a grandfather scrapping over the child they both adore. There are not many light moments, but there are many insights and observations that are quite unforgettable. Kieslowski used different camera crews but the same editor throughout, to make the films consistent yet different. Dekalog is an ambitious, worthy and remarkable achievement, but I still think only real fanatics are going to be able to sit through 584 minutes without a break. It begins at noon on Sunday. Words and images come together It must be some sort of coincidence, or possibly an Arts Development Council edict, that has led to the beginning of two exhibitions which are both collaborations between poets and visual artists - Foodscape, by PK Leung and Lee Ka-sing, at the Goethe Institut, and A Poem Without Title at Para/Site, the work of poet Huang Canran, and visual artist Leung Mee-ping. The creators of the Para/Site installation describe their work as coming about by being 'each other's audience'. The idea was to respond to one another, without necessarily understanding fully what the other was doing. The result is one of Leung's fascinating installation pieces, this time using glasses, pictures, stones and butterflies, placed underneath walls on which Huang's poem has been written. Leung was one of the founders of Para/Site, and has long been an important member of the younger generation of Hong Kong artists. She trained in Paris and this French connection is the reason she is also taking part in another show that opens this week, Space in Time In Hong Kong, at the Fringe Club from May 21. This show is part of Le French May, and includes the work of four Hong Kong artists who have lived in France, and three French artists now living in Hong Kong. This show is also a mixture of visual and literary arts - some of the contributors have created installations, another two have recorded literary works which will played in the same space. Curator Nathalie Junod Ponsard has also arranged a chance to meet the artists in a talk to be held on May 24, at 2pm in the Fringe Club. Carnival Day flaunts good food The French Consulate-General has cannily pitched Carnival Day, which takes place tomorrow for free in Hong Kong Park between 2-9pm, as being mainly about food, with a few acts thrown in for good luck. Despite several years of organising this festival, food is still the word most Hong Kong people associate with French culture. Good food, that is. The idea is to recreate the feeling of a French market, with stalls selling all kind of vegetables, charcuterie (meats), fromage (cheese) and regional dishes. There will also be a selection of street performers. This is extremely popular in France, where there are circus schools to learn how to do it properly. Audience envy will be excused The violin soloist performing with the Philharmonic this weekend, James Ehnes, is the kind of young genius that makes the rest of us sigh with admiring envy. At just 22, his debut recording of the fiendishly difficult 24 Caprices by Niccolo Paganini won him plenty of praise, and he is the youngest recipient to have won the coveted Juno prize. His touring schedule has included stints all over the world. Ehnes - who is Canadian - is also modest enough about his talent to have done a spot of impromptu busking in New York a few years ago, which earned him 'around US$85 [HK$657], not bad', and drew him to the attention of a passing producer who promptly signed him up. He will be playing works by Khachaturian, Bernstein and Bartok at the Cultural Centre tonight and tomorrow at 8pm. Call Urbtix on 2734 9009.