Synopses & Reviews
Krzystof Kieslowski untimely death in 1996 robbed cinema of one of its great visionaries. Decalogue, The Double Life of Veronique
and the Three Colours
trilogy earned Kieslowski his reputation as a world-class film-maker. He was notoriously reticent, and even dismissive of his work and talent, but these frank and detailed discussions showed a passion for film-making that animated a life disrupted by both Hilter and Stalin and the legacy these figures left in Eastern Europe. His struggle to work as a film-maker mirrors the struggle of Poland to reassert its identity. In 1989, when the Berlin Wall collapsed and Eastern European states overthrew the oppressive Soviet burden, his orientation gravitated towards France. Moving between Poland and France, Kieslowski created some of the most important cinematic works of the Nineties.
Filmography: p. 237-264.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -236) and index.
About the Author
The great Polish film director Krzysztof Kieslowski
(1941-96) graduated from Lodz Film Academy in 1969. His best known films including Red
, and Blue
brought him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director in 1995, White
earned the Best Director Prize in Berlin in 1994, and Blue
shared the Golden Lion at Venice in 1993.