You don’t have to live in New York City to appreciate the charms of the Museum of the Moving Image’s new, career-spanning trailer chronicling the works of Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski. Kicking off later this week and running a full month, MoMI is set to play home to the most comprehensive retrospective of the director to ever hit American shores. Best known for the features “The Double Life of Veronique” and the “Three Colors” Trilogy (Blue, White and Red) and the boundary-busting television mini-series “Dekalog” (“The Decalogue”), the director was one of the most important European filmmakers of the 1990s.
The new retrospective will include all of the Polish director’s features, short films, early documentary work and a marathon viewing of the “Dekalog,” from October 7 through November 6, 2016. The series will also include four posthumous works based on Kieslowski’s unproduced screenplays. Highlights of the retrospective include the “Three Colors” trilogy in 35mm; “The Double Life of Veronique”; early features including “The Scar,” “Personnel,” “Camera Buff,” “Blind Chance” and “No End”; and screenings of approximately twenty documentaries directed by Kieslowski in the 1960s through the 1980s.
The retrospective closes with four films written and/or conceived by Kieslowski that he was unable to make before he passed away in 1996, including “Big Animal” (2000), produced from a script written in 1973 and discovered in 1998 after Kieslowski’s death, was directed Jerzy Stuhr, one of Kieslowski’s earliest collaborators (the star of the early masterpiece Camera Buff), along with “Heaven” (2002), “Hell” (2005) and “Hope” (2007), directed, respectively by Tom Tykwer, Danis Tanovic and Stanislaw Mucha.
In preparation for their extensive new program, MoMI has put together a brand new trailer, which you can check out exclusively below.
“Krzysztof Kieslowski: A Complete Retrospective” is presented in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute New York and Polish Film Institute in Warsaw, Poland, with special thanks to TOR Studio, Filmoteka Narodowa, WFDiF, PWSFTviT, TVP and CRF. You can check out the full program for the retrospective here.