This masterwork by Krzysztof Kieślowski is one of the twentieth century’s greatest achievements in visual storytelling. Originally made for Polish television, Dekalog focuses on the residents of a housing complex in late-Communist Poland, whose lives become subtly intertwined as they face emotional dilemmas that are at once deeply personal and universally human. Its ten hour-long films, drawing from the Ten Commandments for thematic inspiration and an overarching structure, grapple deftly with complex moral and existential questions concerning life, death, love, hate, truth, and the passage of time. … Read full post…Dekalog

Three Colours trilogy

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s “Three colours trilogy” is a set of three films loosely dealing with the three colours of the french flag, representing the three ideals of the French Republic: liberty, equality, fraternity, in a typically Kieślowski way. All films are filmed in French, or French and Polish, and like his earlier works, are set to the haunting scores by Kieślowski’s traditional collaborating composer, Zbigniew Preisner. … Read full post…Three Colours trilogy

Krzysztof Kieślowski

Krzysztof Kieślowski (27 June 1941 – 13 March 1996) was a Polish film director and screenwriter. In 2002, Kieślowski was listed at number two on the British Film Institute‘s Sight & Sound list of the top ten film directors of modern times. In 2007, Total Film magazine ranked him at No. 47 on its “100 Greatest Film Directors Ever” list. Kieślowski remains one of Europe’s most influential directors, his works included in the study of film classes at universities throughout the world. The 1993 book Kieślowski on Kieślowski describes his life and work in his own words, based on interviews

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