"Kieslowski is frequently cryptic in his responses to journalists, refusing to respond to questions about the meaning of a particular film. But in [this] fascinating new book, he reveals a little more of himself, and while his pessimism sometimes surfaces in odd, self-deprecating ways, the artist's warmth trickles through, too . . . Throughout the book, Kieslowski's practical observations about filmmaking suggest a concern for young filmmakers, an acute mind, a somewhat sad disposition, and a profound skepticism that nevertheless cracks open in the face of art, revealing a man capable of brilliant insight and poetic vision . . . An engrossing read for film buffs, students, or anyone interested in the cultural history of Eastern Europe."— --
"Stok has done a fine job of translating Kieslowski's Polish into idiomatic English without losing his personal tone of voice." --Sight & Sound
About the Author
The great Polish film director Krzysztof Kieslowski (1941-96) graduated from Lodz Film Academy in 1969. His best known films including Red, White, and Blue. Red brought him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director in 1995, White earned the Best Director Prize in Berlin in 1994, and Blue shared the Golden Lion at Venice in 1993.