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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, Przejscie podziemne (1974) (The Underground Passage), he made a number of short documentaries. His next TV title, Personel (1976) (The Staff), took the Grand Prix at Mannheim ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 61 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)
  The Decalogue (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 6 episodes, 1989 - 1990) (writer - 4 episodes, 1989 - 1990)
- Decalogue Five: Thou Shalt Not Kill (1990) ... (written by)
 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)
 1976 Personel (TV Movie)
 1975 Life Story
 1974 First Love (TV Movie documentary)
 1974 Przejscie podziemne (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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Alternate Names:

Krzysztof Kieoelowski | K. Kieslowski


6' 0½" (1.84 m)

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[on film school] The whole idea of the school is to enable you to watch films and to talk about them, nothing else. You have to watch films, and because you're watching them and making them, you're always talking about them. It doesn't matter whether you talk about them during history lectures, or lectures on aesthetics or even if you talk about them during English classes. It's all the same. ... See more »


Had one daughter Marta (b. 1972) See more »

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