Kieslowski on Kieslowski, Paperback Book

Kieslowski on Kieslowski Paperback

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"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
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  • Category: Individual film directors, film-makers
  • ISBN: 9780571173280



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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.

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