Tuesday, April 23, 2013

David Stratton,我的Kieslowski啟蒙導師

At the Movies,澳洲權威影評電視節目,由Margaret Pomeranz和David Stratton聯合主持。最近一集,在The Classic環節,回顧了Krzysztof Kieslowski的Camera Buff

我91年初從香港移民澳洲,記得89或90年的香港電影節已放映他i的十誡,但當時不知他是誰,錯過了。到了澳洲,看David Stratton的介紹,才知道有此高人,從此墮入Kieslowski的光影世界...

David Stratton是我的電影導師。當年他已是白頭翁一名,今天還是。


關於David Stratton作為我的Kieslowski啟蒙導師,在N年前的一篇舊文註腳曾經提及:

I first encountered Kieslowski's films in the early 1990s when living in Australia. SBS, a publicly funded broadcaster originally envisaged to provide news and entertainment to those whose mother language is not English, offers lots of non-English art films. I remembered on every Thursday, it would show a "Movie of the Week". An old gentleman, David Stratton, would spend a few minutes introducing the film to the viewers. David's opinions are always objective, concise and unpretentious. I learnt a lot from him. He also co-hosts a programme called The Movie Show.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Kieslowski's documentaries

Doug Cummings, filmjourney.org: Kieslowski’s documentaries, Part 1 | Part 2

Krzysztof Kieslowski ... had the rare luxury of having US studio sponsorship, no doubt partly because of his savvy use of narrative skills, photogenic stars, and evident polish. But Kieslowski spent roughly half his career making documentaries that have been rarely seen outside Poland; fortunately, a recent traveling retrospective and a newly released 2-disc Polish DVD offer opportunities to catch up.

The region-2 DVD from Polish Audiovisual Publishers is subtitled in English and French, and comes with an 18-page booklet in Polish and English. Browsing the North American Kieslowski DVDs, it appears that the only documentary unique to them is The Office (1966), a short film Kieslowski made in school; the Polish DVD repeats From a Night Porter’s Point of View (1978) and Talking Heads (1980), but offers 10 more films.

- Krzysztof Kieslowski - Polish School of Documentary (1969-1980)