Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The Sonic World of Zbigniew Preisner and Krzysztof Kieślowski

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

Saturday, September 03, 2016

The Force of Chance

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.

Preisner on his collaboration with Kieslowski

Village Voice: Zbigniew Preisner Discusses His Longtime Collaboration With Krzysztof Kieslowski

Sunday, March 13, 2016


Krzysztof Kieślowski
(27 June 1941 – 13 March 1996)

Still Alive


The Sketch of Impermanence: Remembering Kieślowski 
(羅展鳳:專研電影音樂,為華語世界少數研究此領域的研究者。自2004年起,有關著作包括《映畫x音樂》、《必要的靜默:世界電影音樂創作談》、《畫內音》、《畫外音》。2010年獲亞洲文化協會頒發半年期「利希慎基金獎助金」,遊學紐約。2011年4月獲「香港藝術發展局頒發香港藝術發展獎──年度最佳藝術家獎(藝術評論)」。現任教於香港公開大學創意寫作與電影藝術課程 )