September 21, 2000 |
It's a coincidence, the kind the director would have relished. For the next month, partly by happenstance, partly by design, Los Angeles will be the world's undisputed Krzysztof Kieslowski capital.
September 20, 2000
For the next six weeks, L.A. will be the world's Krzysztof Kieslowski capital, thanks to a festival honoring the late director's work.
November 1, 1998 |
There must be a God: "Decalogue" is back. Originally made for Polish television in 1988-89 by the masterful Krzysztof Kieslowski and with each of its 53- to 58-minute segments focusing on one of the Ten Commandments, "Decalogue" is as great a treasure as modern cinema has to offer. Adding to its cachet is its scarcity in this country: No films of comparable worth are anywhere near as difficult to see. Because the American rights to the series are controlled by a group whose terms for U.S.
March 23, 1996
This is to express my appreciation for the prompt acknowledgment by The Times of the extraordinary filmic contributions of Krzysztof Kieslowski after his recent death ("Kieslowski Pursued Peace in Times That Challenged His Soul," Calendar, March 14). In my opinion, he had no peers. His exceptional films, including "No Ends," set him in an avant-garde all his own. The tragedy of his early death leaves those of us who appreciate fine filmmaking much bereaved. My only hope is that the example of his art will encourage financial backers to recognize great talent that stretches beyond the popular mediocrity and support filmic work of such talent before it's too late.
March 14, 1996 |
Acclaimed Polish film director Krzysztof Kieslowski, best known for his brightly titled trilogy of award-winning films, "White," "Blue" and "Red," left the international film community sadly dark Wednesday when he died of a heart attack. He was 54. The enigmatic, intellectual Kieslowski had suffered a serious heart attack in 1995, months after he had announced he was retiring. He died in Poland after having bypass surgery.
March 14, 1996 |
With the death of Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski, who suffered a fatal heart attack Wednesday at 54, the world lost one of its great poets of film. Best known for his final work, "Red," "White" and "Blue"--a trilogy exploring the principles represented by the colors of the French flag (liberty, equality and fraternity)--Kieslowski positioned his films in the complex realm of human morality.