ALIVE - FILM ABOUT KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI
(STILL ALIVE - FILM O
80 min., Poland
Slawomir Salamon, Jerzy Jakutowicz
Es-Media, TVP S.A.
is about drudgery, it is about getting up early, about
not sleeping at night, about fretting about rain...
This is cinema, this is real cinema. And the moments
of satisfaction happen seldom, as Krzysztof Kieslowski
often used to say. His former student and outstanding
documentary filmmaker today tries to paint his portrait
from his words, fragments of films, scraps of memories
kept by his friends and colleagues - Wim Wanders, Agnieszka
Holland, Slawomir Idziak, Jacek Petrycki, Irene Jacob,
Born in 1954 in Cieplice Slaskie. Film director, scriptwriter.
One of the most prolific Polish documentary filmmakers;
made nearly 50 films. She graduated from the Academy
of Fine Arts in Wroclaw (painting, 1978) and the Radio
and TV Department of the University of Silesia in Katowice
(film directing, 1982). Her feature film debut was The
End of the World (Kraj swiata, 1993). Her doc
pics include award winning The Office (Urzad,
1986), awarded Golden Lajkonik and Silver Dragon at
the Cracow FF '87, Cinema du Reel First Prize '88; Love
Without Visa (Milosc bez wizy, 2001); Children
of Revolution (Dzieci rewolucji, 2002); Diary.pl
(Dziennik.pl, 2004); Krzysztof Kieslowski -
Still Alive (2006).
November 14, 2006 at 8:45 pm. (Gallery Theatre)