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All 14 Krzysztof Kieślowski Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

By David Zou

If one were to compare all the greatest European directors, Krzysztof Kieslowski would clearly stand out as being the only true legatee, capable of bringing the same amount of rigorous philosophical discussion to European cinema, as Andrei Tarkovsky, Robert Bresson, and Ingmar Bergman brought to European cinema in their respective eras.

Kieslowski began his career making low budget documentaries and short films, shown on Polish television in the early seventies and ended up making grand international co-productions 20 years and more than 30 films later. He always remained true to his visions no matter the circumstances, not even under the constraints of the communist censorship.

Today, Kieslowski has come, not only to define Polish or even European cinema in the late 20th century, but his work still stands at the aesthetic pinnacles of cinematic achievements, widely praised by audiences and critics alike.

Perhaps his broad appeal is due to the fact that his films deal with so many universal themes that are as relevant in America today as they were in Poland 30 years ago. Themes such as the ambivalence of love, existentialism, moral constraints of religion are all to be found amongst his repertoire.

Within these themes, Kieslowski seemed able to transcend the limitations of cinema by allowing his audience to leave their seats and enter the mesmerizing world of his films, and in doing so, his films, much like the story of Plato’s Cave, provides its audience with a new outlook on the world they live in.

One final notice before getting to the ranking of Kieslowski’s filmography is that this list only concerns Kieslowski’s feature films and TV dramas, this means that all his documentaries and shorts have been omitted from this list, and of course it goes without saying that ranking a director like Kieslowski’s work is incredibly burdensome and → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema

LOCKED – A Time-Freeze Fashion Film by Konrad Bak

By Konrad Bąk

Konrad Bak

My name is Konrad Bak, and I’m a filmmaker and photographer based in Wroclaw, Poland. My work is primarily portrait photography enriched with a pinch of unique expression. Each of my photographs is a tribute to the beauty of the female body presented in unique arrangements. I also work as a freelance cinematographer on a wide range of film projects, from fine-art fashion films, comedy short films, to various commercials.

My short fashion film LOCKED is about misunderstandings and tensions that exist between different women, about the the nuances of feminine beauty, and about capturing the mood of the moment.

Name: Konrad Bak.

Currently based in: Wroclaw, Poland.

Language(s) spoken: Polish, English, German.

Occupation: Freelance cinematographer, freelance and stock photographer.

How did you get started in our industry? At the beginning it was associated with passion, but very quickly I began to see in this a new possibility to make some money realising my own fine-art projects. I spent my life developing my craft, and now my work is gradually starting to be recognized and appreciated throughout the world.

What types of productions do you mostly shoot? I work on a wide range of film projects, mostly fine-art fashion films, but also on commercials. I try to work in productions that are more appropriate to my shooting style, such as lingerie ads like this one, which was shot in 2016.

What is your dream assignment / job in our industry, and what are you really passionate about? I consider myself mainly a cinematographer and production designer. I really like to work with light on set, as well as scouting extraordinary locations.

In the work that you are presenting us, now that it is done, what would you have done differently throughout the production? Basically everything went exactly as planned. However, → continue…

From:: Cinema 5d