"Decalogue", "The Double Life of Veronique" and his trilogy, "Three Colours", earned Kieslowski his reputation as a world-class film-maker.
Kieslowski was notoriously reticent, and even dismissive of his work and talent, but these frank and detailed discussions show a passion for film-making and a career which was often threatened by political and economic change within Poland.
In the book he talks at length about his life: his childhood, disrupted by Hitler and Stalin; his four attempts to get into film school; and what Poland and its future meant to him at the time of writing, before his death in 1996.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, 50 black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 07/11/1994
- Category: Individual film directors, film-makers
- ISBN: 9780571173280
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Review by Lenka_leSoleil
One of best and most complete on this great director. Based on Kieslowski's interviews ("I'm so-so" documentary, 1995; "Kieslowski - Dialogue" (1991) about filming 'Double lives of Veronique', etc.) it's built like monologue, not Q&A session. Perfect. The only 'but' - Kieslowski's style of speaking; edited & smoothed-out a bit by Danuta Stok. In Polish he sounds very simple & straightforward. But Stok did excellent job indeed. Hint: Kieslowski's buffs must see documentary interviews of the director - impression at first hand is the best.