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Krzysztof Kieślowski

Director

“Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown, if only because the very feeling of not knowing is a painful one.”

 

Biography

A towering figure of Eastern European cinema, Krzysztof Kieslowski was born in Warsaw, Poland, on June 27, 1941. His formative years, spent under the specters of Hitler and Stalin, were nomadic; his father suffered from tuberculosis, and the family traveled from one sanatorium to another. At the age of 16, Kieslowski entered Fireman’s Training College. His stay was short-lived, instilling a lifelong loathing of uniforms and disciplines. To avoid military service he returned to school, later attending the Warsaw College for Theatre Technicians. In 1965, after several previous rejections, he was finally accepted into the famed Lodz Film School — the same institution which launched the careers of Roman Polanski, Andrzej Wadja, Jerzy Skolimowski, and Krzysztof Zanussi — and made his first short feature, Tramwaj (The Tram), the following year.

The communist-controlled Poland of the 1960s and 1970s was a nation of great political unrest. Consequently, film emerged as a crucial means… read more

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NICOLE86

30Jan14

His work just goes into the deepest part of my soul and makes me question things I rarely do.

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CanGris

28Nov12

I have mixed feelings about his previous works -maybe just not my cup of tea-, but the Three Colors Trilogy... it's everything a film should be, I just love it. Three Colors Red might just be my favorite film ever.

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Khan Samiuzzaman

27Nov12

My God of filmmaking, a true poet of the visuals..

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Maria Tavares

10Nov12

The cinematic poet. All time favorite.

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