The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieślowski: Variations on Destiny and Chance

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Wallflower Press, 2004 - 191 pages
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Since his death in 1996, Krzysztof Kieslowski has remained the best-known contemporary Polish filmmaker and one of the most popular and respected European directors, internationally renowned for his ambitious Decalogue and Three Colors trilogy.

In this new addition to the Directors'Cuts series, Marek Haltof provides a comprehensive study of Kieslowski's cinema, discussing industrial practices in Poland and stressing that the director did not fit the traditional image of a "great" East-Central European auteur. He draws a fascinating portrait of the stridently independent director's work, noting that Kieslowski was not afraid to express unpopular views in film or in life. Haltof also shows how the director's work remains unique in the context of Polish documentary and narrative cinema.

 

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Contents

Kieslowski and Polish Cinema in the 1970s and
24
Choices Chances and Politics
53
Entomological Observations and Metaphysics in Decalogue
75
European Art Film and the
108
Afterword
149
Filmography
166
Bibliography
179
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About the author (2004)

Marek Haltof is assistant professor of English at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. He is the author of several books in English and in Polish, including Peter Weir: When Cultures Collide and Polish National Cinema.

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