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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")
 2006 Before the Rally (Documentary short)
 2005 Hell (scenario)
 2002/I Heaven (screenplay) / (trilogy "Heaven, Hell and Purgatory")
 2000 Big Animal
 1995 The Photograph (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Short Working Day (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 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 (written by)
 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 Seven Women of Different Ages (Documentary short)
 1979 From a Night Porter's Point of View (Documentary short) (writer)
 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 I Was a Soldier (Documentary short)
 1969 From the City of Lodz (Documentary short)
 1967 Concert of Requests (Short)
 1966 The Office (Documentary 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:

Everyone has some kind of compass inside them. A clock that is closely connected with their instinct - not so much with their head. This clock tells every single person what is allowed and what is not allowed. When we should stop and when we can go on. We have to listen to it unconditionally. If you betray it, you betray yourself. See more »

Trivia:

Krzysztof Kieslowski was the writer/director invited to a workhop organized by Manuel Costa e Silva in the Festroia International Film Festival (Portugal, 1994) with Jacques Witta as a film editor assigned and the participation of José Manuel Alves Pereira and Emanuel AG, introduced by Fernando Lopes who hosted this event marked by the personal meeting to gang up on the commercial side of this ... See more »

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