Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography

Bricklayer

Year
1973
Country
Poland
Duration
16’
Director
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Against the background of an International Workers’ Day march on 1 May, Józef Malesa, a bricklayer, a former Polish United Workers’ Party activist and a ‘hero of socialist labour’ recalls his past. Promoted to office work after the events of October 1956, but disillusioned with the current situation, he is returning to construction work, and talks about his reasons for resigning from his activities within the party. The documentary was shelved by the censors; it received its premiere in 1981.
CREW:
Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Producer: Tomasz Gołębiewski
Cinematographer: Witold Stok
Editor: Lidia Zonn
Sound: Małgorzata Jaworska
Production
Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych w Warszawie
Director
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Krzysztof Kieślowski, born in 1941 in Warsaw, was a leading Polish director of feature films, documentaries and television films in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s that explore the social and moral themes of our times. Kieślowski studied theatre technology in Warsaw, and in 1968 he graduated from the State Theatrical and Film College in Łódź, Poland. Before his untimely death in 1996 at the age of fifty-four, the Polish master traveled an idiosyncratic path from the politically engaged documentaries and social realist dramas of his early career to the ambitious metaphysical explorations of Dekalog and the Three Colours trilogy, which made him one of the most internationally renowned European filmmakers of his generation.
Selected Filmography
The Photograph (1968); The Bricklayer (1973); Hospital (1976); From a Night Porter’s Point of View (1979); The Scar (1976); Camera Buff (1979); Blind Chance (1987); No End (1985); Decalogue (1988–89); A Short Film About Killing (1988); A Short Film About Love (1988); The Double Life of Veronique (1991);Blue (1993); White (1994); Red (1994)
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Curriculum Vitae
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
Curriculum Vitae
Year
1975
Country
Poland
Director
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Duration
41’
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
From a Night Porter’s Point of View
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
From a Night Porter’s Point of View
Year
1977
Country
Poland
Director
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Duration
16’
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
From the City of Łódź
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
From the City of Łódź
Year
1969
Country
Poland
Director
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Duration
19’
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
Hospital
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
Hospital
Year
1976
Country
Poland
Director
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Duration
21’
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
Refrain
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
Refrain
Year
1972
Country
Poland
Director
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Duration
10’
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
Seven Women of Different Ages
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
Seven Women of Different Ages
Year
1978
Country
Poland
Director
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Duration
16’
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
Talking Heads
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
Talking Heads
Year
1980
Country
Poland
Director
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Duration
14’
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
The Factory
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
The Factory
Year
1970
Country
Poland
Director
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Duration
17’
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
X-Ray
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
X-Ray
Year
1974
Country
Poland
Director
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Duration
12’
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography