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What's your favorite by Krzysztof Kieslowski?

The Scar
0 (0%)
Camera Buff
0 (0%)
Blind Chance
0 (0%)
No End
0 (0%)
A Short Film About Killing
0 (0%)
A Short Film About Love
1 (2.2%)
The Decalogue
6 (13.3%)
The Double Life of Veronique
10 (22.2%)
Three Colors: Blue
11 (24.4%)
Three Colors: White
3 (6.7%)
Three Colors: Red
8 (17.8%)
haven't seen any
5 (11.1%)
don't like any
1 (2.2%)
other
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 45

Author Topic: Kieslowski, Krzysztof  (Read 3952 times)

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Re: Director's Best: Krzysztof Kieslowski
« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2015, 06:28:19 AM »
Three Colours: Blue
Three Colours: Red
A Short Film About Killing

A Short Film About Love
Three Colours: White

The Double Life of Veronique


+ three episodes of the Decalogue which were great.

Veronique is so dreadful, I have no idea why I am the only one...
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Re: Kieslowski, Krzysztof
« Reply #41 on: August 31, 2015, 11:30:26 AM »
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Re: Kieslowski, Krzysztof
« Reply #42 on: August 31, 2015, 06:25:53 PM »
1. The Double Life Of Veronique
2. Three Colors: Blue
3. Blind Chance (so excited that this is coming from Criterion this month!)
4. Camera Buff
5. A Short Film About Killing
6. Three Colors: Red
7. Three Colors: White (Though that subway scene is a contender for his best moment)
8. A Short Film About Love
9. The Scar

Still need to see No End and the Dekalog, plus all of the shorts, plus I'd like to watch most of them a second time.

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Re: Kieslowski, Krzysztof
« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2016, 08:30:32 PM »
1. Three Colors: Blue (3.5)
2. Three Colors: Red (3)
3. A Short Film About Killing (3)
4. Three Colors: White (3)
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Re: Kieslowski, Krzysztof
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2018, 12:11:59 AM »
Blind Chance (1987)
★ ★
Here's how one film can provoke wildly different reactions.

A person who has never seen a Kieslowski film before starts with Blind Chance. The fragmented narrative is difficult to track because when a line from the beginning about a milk mustache comes up towards the end I can't remember what links the two. There's also a lot of politics, especially in the first story, and I'm not up on the political climate of Poland in the 1980s. It's a film with a lot of gimmick to point out, but very little substance that I can get my fingers into. What I did get, I thought had been done better in Run Lola Run.

I'm familiar with Kieslowski, but went into this one cold, not realizing it's premise may have inspired the romantic comedy Sliding Doors. (Did it? Does anyone know?) Having not seen a Kieslowski film in many years I had difficulty getting into his groove, where the important narrative points are sometimes buried in banal scenes. Once I grasped the multiple timelines, I realized many of the initial puzzling scenes and lines are probably going to connect to something along the way. It's a Kieslowski version of a Nolan puzzle box, and I will need multiple viewings to get it all, which is not something I'm looking to do. So, instead I let it wash over me like a first and only viewing of Fight Club, missing much of the subtext. Somewhat unsatisfying, but a Great Ending.

The final shot is so well executed, I started looking up how it was done. (I'm still not sure because the internet theory is contradicted by a detail in the shot.) This is what can lead to more research to discover more of the connections I missed the first time. (Such as who made the finale happen. Most think it was just random, but I read one post that connected a character and some events from all three stories that explain the ending.) That's a deep level of clever, but Kieslowski isn't making that kind of movie. His focus is human, not screenplay mechanics. The high points are moments of intimacy between characters. On that score, it's still not among the master's best, but there are a handful of good moments for fans of the director.
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Re: Kieslowski, Krzysztof
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2018, 03:13:17 AM »
The Decalogue, 95
Three Colors: Blue, 85
A Short Film About Killing, 80
Three Colors: Red, 75
Three Colors: White, 60
The Double Life Of Veronique, 50

Kieslowski shared the 5th place in my rank when we did 1SO's Director Ratings Project in 2015.
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Re: Kieslowski, Krzysztof
« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2019, 09:48:56 AM »
Red
Blue
The Double Life Of Veronique
Camera Buff
White

A Short Film about Love
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