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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, Personnel (1975) (The Staff), took the Grand Prix at Mannheim ... See full bio »

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 2010 Between Wroclaw and Zielona Góra (Documentary short)
 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 The Office (Short)
 1995 Short Working Day (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1995 The Photograph (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Century of Cinema (TV Series documentary) (idea - 1 episode)
- 100 Years of Polish Cinema (1995) ... (idea)
 1994 Three Colors: White (scenario)
 1993 Three Colors: Blue (scenario)
 1990 Seven Days a Week - CITY LIFE - Warsaw (Documentary short)
  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
 1980 Railway Station (Documentary short)
 1980 Talking Heads (Documentary short)
 1980 The Calm (TV Movie) (dialogue) / (story)
 1979 Camera Buff (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1979 From a Night Porter's Point of View (Documentary short) (writer)
 1979 Seven Women of Different Ages (Documentary short)
 1977 I Don't Know (Documentary)
 1977 Hospital (Documentary short)
 1976 Slate (Documentary short)
 1976 The Scar (dialogue - as K. Kieslowski) / (scenario)
 1975 Personnel (TV Movie)
 1975 Curriculum Vitae (Short)
 1974 First Love (TV Movie documentary)
 1974 Przejscie podziemne (TV Movie)
 1973 Bricklayer (Documentary short)
 1972 Podstawy BHP w kopalni miedzi (Documentary short)
 1972 Refrain (Documentary short)
 1971 Before the Rally (Documentary short)
 1971 I Was a Soldier (Documentary short)
 1969 From the City of Lodz (Documentary short)
 1967 Concert of Requests (Short)
 1966 Tramway (Short) (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Krzysztof Kieoelowski | K. Kieslowski | Kieslowski

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Spouse:

Maria Cautillo  (his death)  (1 child)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

At one point he was filming Three Colors: White (1994) while editing Three Colors: Blue (1993) and writing Three Colors: Red (1994). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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