Posted by: kfugrip | December 10, 2007

One hundred eighteen: Krzysztof Kieslowski: I’m So-So

Krzysztof Kieslowski: I’m So-So, directed by Krzysztof Wierzbicki, is another short documentary that I’d been wanting to see for awhile. I’m a huge Kieslowski fan. I would put him up there with Stanley Kubrick as my favorite directors.

Krzysztof Kieslowski: I’m So-So is an interview, with clips, documentary conducted by Wierzbicki, a long time Kieslowski assistant. The film highlights particular films rather than touch on every film that Kieslowski directed.

What I liked: What could have been the typical fluff piece was a bit more piercing, as the interviews with a retired Kieslowski touch on his philosophy of life and his attitude towards cinema. As someone who has read a lot about Kieslowski, including book length interviews, this doc did supply some information I did not know.

What I didn’t like: A bit fluffy, and didn’t cover as many films as I would have liked. Since it was filmed only two years before his death we will never get the opportunity to delve deeper into Kieslowski’s mind and working methods. It’s a missed opportunity. However, my expectations were low and it delivered.

3 stars

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Responses

  1. You know what review I’m waiting for…

  2. It’s next and it’s going to be pretty long. You’ve heard most of it already.


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