The Constant Factor

The Constant Factor
Directed by Krzysztof Zanussi
Written by Krzysztof Zanussi
Starring Tadeusz Bradecki
Cinematography Sławomir Idziak
Distributed by New Yorker Films (USA)
Release dates
May 1980 (premiere at Cannes)
9 March 1983 (USA, limited)
Running time
92 min.
Country Poland
Language Polish
For the algorithmic performance concept 'constant factor', see Big O notation.

The Constant Factor (Polish: Constans) is a 1980 Polish film directed by Krzysztof Zanussi. It tells the story of a young man struggling to face the death of his mother and harbouring a desire to climb the Himalayas as his father had done.

The film won the Jury Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.[1]



  1. "Festival de Cannes: The Constant Factor". Retrieved 2009-05-26.
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