Krzysztof Kieslowski's films were brought to the attention of the international audiences by "Decalogue". Since then his reputation as a world-class film-maker has been firmly established with "The Double Life of Veronique" and "Three Colours", showing a move away from his documentary roots towards a more intimate and even spiritual style of film-making. In the discussions in this book, the director comments on each of his films in turn, describing the circumstances of his life while they were being made - occasionally under great pressure from the censors - and his subsequent life.
"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"