Although he passed at the relatively young age of 54, Krzysztof Kieślowski left behind a handful of masterpieces, from The Decalogue (which is screening in NYC in 35mm next weekend) to The Double Life of Véronique to The Three Colors trilogy. While the Polish director rarely gave interviews, today we have some insight on his worldview and filmmaking process thanks to a series of conversations conducted for the aforementioned trilogy, which is available on a beautiful Criterion set.
“I’ve realized that basically I don’t give a shit about society which in the case of Poland is forty million people. What I really care about is the individual human being. Blind Chance, No End and the Decalogue were all about individuals,” he says in an interview conducted shorty before he died. He also goes on to talk about Red, White and Blue separately, providing insight into his final features. Check out everything below, along with interviews with stars Juliette Binoche and Irène Jacob, as well as Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel‘s reviews of the trilogy, and The Decalogue.
The Three Colors Trilogy is available on The Criterion Collection.