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Kieslowski on Kieslowski (Directors on Directors Series)
Edited by Danusia Stok

Faber and Faber, April 1995

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s untimely death in 1996 robbed cinema of one of its great visionaries. Decalogue, The Double Life of Veronique and the Three Colors trilogy earned Kieslowski his reputation as a world-class filmmaker. He was notoriously reticent, and even dismissive of his work and talent, but these frank and detailed discussions showed a passion for filmmaking that animated a life disrupted by both Hitler and Stalin and by the legacy these figures left in Eastern Europe. His struggle to work as a filmmaker mirrors the struggle of Poland to reassert its identity. In 1989, when the Berlin Wall collapsed, moving between Poland and France, Kieslowski created some of the most important cinematic works of the Nineties.