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Kieślowski, Krzysztof 1941-1996

Overview
Works: 1,020 works in 2,358 publications in 9 languages and 18,222 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Biography  Romance films  Film adaptations  Motion pictures 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Performer, Producer, Film editor, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Artist, Other, Dedicatee, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Krzysztof Kieślowski
 
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Most widely held works by Krzysztof Kieślowski
Trois couleurs, blanc Three colors, white by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in French and English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mysterious tale of a hapless Polish man whose life disintegrates when his beautiful wife of six months deserts him because of his performance in the bedroom. Forced to begin anew, he rebuilds his life, only to plan a dangerous scheme of vengeance against her
Trois couleurs by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman left devastated by the unexpected death of her husband and child. She retreats from the world around her, but is soon reluctantly drawn into an ever-widening web of lies and passion as the dark, secret life of her husband begins to unravel
Dekalog The Decalogue by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents 10 short films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex. The themes are the universal ones of love, marriage, infidelity, parenthood, guilt, faith and compassion and focus on the complexities of human relationships
Trois couleurs. Three colors. Red ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in French and English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young model has a chance meeting with an unusual stranger that leads her down a path of intrigue and secrecy. As her knowledge of the man deepens, she discovers an astonishing link between his past and her destiny
La double vie de Veronique The double life of Véronique by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Krzysztof Kieślowski's international breakthrough remains one of his most beloved films, a ravishing, mysterious rumination on identity, love, and human intuition. Irène Jacob is incandescent as both Weronika, a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, a French music teacher. Though unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, emotional bond, which Kieślowski details in gorgeous reflections, colors, and movements. Aided by Slawomir Idziak's shimmering cinematography and Zbigniew Preisner's haunting, operatic score, Kieślowski creates one of cinema's most purely metaphysical works. The Double Life of Véronique is an unforgettable symphony of feeling"--Container
Heaven by Tom Tykwer ( Visual )
30 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philippa is a British schoolteacher living in Italy, whose husband fell victim to a drug overdose. Vendice is a powerful local drug dealer who sold the dope which killed Philippa's husband. Disgusted with the inability of the police to bring Vendice to justice, Philippa takes the law into her own hands, planting a bomb which is intended to kill the dealer. Instead the bomb kills four innocent bystanders. Now with the help of her multilingual translator, Philippa escapes and continues to seak revenge on Vendice
Trois couleurs, rouge by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
91 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells a story of Julie (Juliette Binoche) whose husband and child die in a car wreck. She has two things to deal with: her dead husband's mistress and to finish his unfinished musical work
Amator Camera buff by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in Polish and English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Polish with English subtitles
Krótki film ó milości a short film about love ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in Polish and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on the lives of two human beings who have been deprived of the gift of love. A young postal worker falls in love with an older woman who lives in the flat opposite his. She attempts to prove to him that love is nothing more than a set of biological impulses, as a reaction to his voyeurism, and draws him into a game in which neither is the winner
Red ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in French and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The final installment in the director's trilogy named after the colors of the French flag, Red is the story of a beautiful young woman and her meeting with an unusual stranger- a meeting that leads her down a path of intrigue and secrecy
Bez końca No end ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in Polish and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antek was one of the few lawyers willing to take on political cases in a period of enforced martial law. Upon his unexpected death, Antek's wife Ulla struggles to cope with her grief. She eventually takes on the task of finding another attorney to take over one of her husband's cases to defend a man jailed for leading a labor strike. After connecting a colleague from Antek's past with the prisoner's wife, a series of mysterious signals make Ulla believe that Antek's ghost is warning her about the man chosen to replace him
Dekalog The Decalogue by Krzyzstof Kieslowski ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in Polish and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents 3 short films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex
The big animal Duze zwierze ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Polish and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wandering camel influences people's lives in various ways when it wanders into a small Polish village
Krótki film ó zabijaniu by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in Polish and French and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychological vivisection of the brutal and senseless murder of a taxi-driver by a young drifter, with no explanation offered and no extenuating circumstances given. The equally searing execution of the murderer presents a powerful moral indictment of capital punishment
Przypadek Blind chance ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in Polish and English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feature film from Poland. Drama. Explores fate and coincidence through three possible scenarios following Witek's attempt to catch a departing Warsaw-bound train
Blue, white, red three colors ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A bold trio of stories about love and loss ... [that] was a defining event of the art-house boom of the 90s. The films are named for the colors of the French flag and stand for the tenets of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity--but that hardly explains their enigmatic beauty and rich humanity. Set in Paris, Warsaw, and Geneva, and ranging from tragedy to comedy, Blue, White, and Red ... examine a group of ambiguously interconnected people experiencing profound personal disruptions"--Container
The double life of Veronique La double vie de Veronique ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in French and English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Veronika lives in Poland. Veronique lives in Paris. They live their live simultaneously, with just a hint that they are not completely alone
Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three colors blue, white, red ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in French and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Krzysztof Kieślowski's trilogy of the human condition in contemporary French society, with each film drawing its theme from a color in the French flag: liberty (Bleu), equality (Blanc) and fraternity (Rouge)
Blizna The scar ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Polish and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ambitious small town Polish communist official prepares to receive a delegation from Warsaw. At stake is a large fertilizer factory contract that would mean hundreds of jobs for a dirt poor rural province. But winning the contract creates more problems than it solves as politicians, environmentalists, and displaced citizens alike inadvertently plumb the gap between socialism and the anarchy of human nature. The builder turned reluctant factory director's "quiet conscience" becomes the moral center of a sprawling, Altmanesque tapestry of greed, conspiracy and grudge holding
Decalogue : the ten commandments by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Keslevskiĭ, Kshishtof 1941-1996
Kieâslowski, Krzysztof
Kieslowski, Krysztof 1941-1996
Kieslowski, Krzysztof.
Kieslowski, Krzysztof 1941-1996
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Кеслевский, Кшиштоф 1941-1996
キェシロフスキ, K
キェシロフスキ, クシシュトフ
Languages
French (194)
Polish (105)
English (92)
German (16)
Danish (4)
Swedish (3)
Italian (3)
Multiple languages (3)
Finnish (2)
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