To celebrate the release of Dekalog, The Criterion Collection has compiled a Spotify playlist of some of Preisner’s most memorable work for Kieślowski:
- The Criterion Collection: The Sonic World of Zbigniew Preisner and Krzysztof Kieślowski
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Saturday, September 03, 2016
The Force of Chance: An Interview with Krzysztof Kieslowski (Patrick McGavin & Zbigniew Banas)
I met and interviewed Kieślowski the first time in Toronto. With his closely cropped hair and the way he often perched his large glasses above his forehead, he could be an intensely forbidding man. On that first interview, I thought he was a bit opaque. My friend and colleague Zbigniew Banas, a Polish-born Chicago critic and writer, moderated and translated the Toronto press conference. Through him, I got to know Kieślowski a little better. Over time he struck me as alternately witty, colorful, relaxed, charming, closed off and intense.
The following interview, appearing in its entirety in English for the first time, is culled from a series of interviews with the filmmaker dating from September 1989 to November 1994, done either individually by Zbigniew Banas, myself or the two of us in collaboration. They were done in Cannes, Toronto and Chicago.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
The Sketch of Impermanence: Remembering Kieślowski
Monday, March 16, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
There are not many immortal directors that still inspire and influence on the young ones. Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski is one of them. Although he passed away ten years ago, the popularity of his movies is undeniable proof of his greatness. The films includes an interview with Marta Hryniak, daughter of Kieslowski, the first ever interview with any member of his family.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Among the films available on Youtube in the first wave are Andrzej Wajda's celebrated WWII movie Ashes and Diamonds (1958), Juliusz Machulski's Sex Mission (1983), and Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colours Trilogy.