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Krzysztof Kieslowski (1941–1996)

Krzysztof Kieslowski graduated from Lódz Film School in 1969, and became a documentary, TV and feature film director and scriptwriter. Before making his first film for TV, Pedestrian Subway (1974) (The Underground Passage), he made a number of short documentaries. His next TV title, Personnel (1975) (The Staff), took the Grand Prix at Mannheim ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 63 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009 Uit Zicht (Short) (original screenplay)
 2007 Nadzieja (trilogy "Heaven, Hell and Purgatory")
 2005 Hell (scenario)
 2002/I Heaven (screenplay) / (trilogy "Heaven, Hell and Purgatory")
 2000 Big Animal
 1995 100 Years of Polish Cinema (Documentary) (idea)
 1994 Three Colors: White (scenario)
 1993 Three Colors: Blue (scenario)
  Dekalog (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 6 episodes, 1989) (writer - 4 episodes, 1989)
- Dekalog, szesc (1989) ... (written by)
- Dekalog, piec (1989) ... (written by)
- Dekalog, cztery (1989) ... (written by)
- Dekalog, trzy (1989) ... (written by)
- Dekalog, dwa (1989) ... (writer)
 1988 A Short Film About Love (writer)
 1988 A Short Film About Killing (writer)
 1987 Blind Chance
 1985 No End
 1981 Short Working Day (TV Movie)
 1980 Dworzec (Documentary short)
 1980 Talking Heads (Documentary short)
 1980 The Calm (TV Movie) (dialogue)
 1979 Camera Buff (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1979 From a Night Porter's Point of View (Documentary short) (writer)
 1979 Siedem kobiet w róznym wieku (Documentary short)
 1977 Nie wiem (Documentary)
 1977 Szpital (Documentary short)
 1976 Slate (Documentary short)
 1976 The Scar (dialogue - as K. Kieslowski) / (scenario)
 1975 Personnel (TV Movie)
 1975 Life Story
 1974 First Love (TV Movie documentary)
 1974 Pedestrian Subway (TV Short)
 1973 Murarz (Documentary short)
 1972 Miedzy Wroclawiem a Zielona Góra (Documentary short)
 1972 Podstawy BHP w kopalni miedzi (Documentary short)
 1972 Refren (Documentary short)
 1971 Przed rajdem (Documentary short)
 1968 Zdjecie (TV Short documentary)
 1968 Z miasta Lodzi (Documentary short)
 1967 Koncert zyczen (Short)
 1966 Tramway (Short)
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Krzysztof Kieoelowski | K. Kieslowski


6' 0½" (1.84 m)

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Classes at the Lodz Film School are much like those at any other film school. You learn the history of films, the history of aesthetics, photography, how to work with actors. You learn everything, one step at a time. Of course, you can't learn any of these things from theory alone, apart from the history. You simply have to experience them for yourself. There's no other way. See more »


One of his favorite films was Ken Loach's Kes (1969). See more »

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