Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography

Curriculum Vitae

Year
1975
Country
Poland
Duration
41’
Director
Krzysztof Kieślowski
A staged documentary based on an idea by Maciej Malicki and genuine documentation originating from a Polish United Workers’ Party Voivodship (Regional) Party Control Committee. The zealous committee members carry out a ‘vivisection’ on one of their comrades, whom they intend to penalise for standing his ground on ‘a couple of workers’ cases’. They also interrogate him about his private life and his church marriage, and soullessly evaluate his ‘ideological attitude’. Initially banned by the censor, the film went on to be screened at festivals and Film Discussion Clubs, triggering numerous debates.
CREW:
Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Producer: Marek Szopiński
Cinematographer: Jacek Petrycki, Tadeusz Rusinek
Editor: Lidia Zonn
Sound: Spas Christow
Production
Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych w Warszawie
Awards
The Bronze Hobby Horse, awarded at the National Short Film Festival in Krakow (1975); the Mermaid of Warsaw, awarded by the Film Crit-ics’ Club of the Polish Journalists’ Association at the National Short Film Festival in Krakow (1975); the Yeast Award, given by the Polityka weekly for ‘sowing creative ferment’ (1976)
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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Bricklayer
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
Bricklayer
Year
1973
Country
Poland
Director
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Duration
16’
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