Saturday, September 23, 2006

Lodz Walk-of-fame

Lodz is the second largest city of Poland.


(HuBar, Wikimedia Commons)


Kieslowski's father sent him to a fireman's training college at around 16. He got fed up after 3 months and went back home. Many different schools later, he got into the College for Theatre Technicians in Warsaw through a distant uncle. There he "fell totally in love with the theatre" and decided to become a theatre director. He appplied for the Lodz Film School "to become a film director, as a way of becoming a theatre director".

He was rejected twice before being accepted on his third attempt, though by then he said he had stopped liking the theatre:

"I decided that I didn't want to be a theatre director at all any more, or any sort of director for that matter. Even less a film director. In the meantime, of course, I worked because I had to have something to live on."

Despite his claim, he graduated from that famed film school and went on to become a great film director.

(Extracted from Kieslowski on Kieslowski edited by Danusia Stok)

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