My Kieslowski (2005). There are not many immortal directors that still inspire and influence on the young ones. Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski is one of them. Although he passed away ten years ago, the popularity of his films is undeniable proof of his greatness. The short documentary includes an interview with Marta Hryniak, daughter of Kieslowski, the first ever interview with any member of his family.
Whatever stage I’m at with a film, whether I’m writing the script or editing, I always look at it from the point of view of the viewer — what he’s expecting, the way he’d like me to entrap him and the way he’d like to be released from the trap, when he wants to be surprised, when he wants to laugh, when he wants to cry. You could describe my job as a game with the viewer — to give him what he wants but at the same time covertly to slip in something that he might not be expecting.
—Krzysztof Kieslowski, interview for Three Colours Blue
In his book Eyes Wide Open, Frederick Raphael reported that, while discussing Eyes Wide Shut, Stanley Kubrick said The Decalogue was the best thing he’d seen in years… and he wished he had made it himself. Kubrick wrote an admiring foreword to the published screenplay in 1991.
With thanks to LoSceicco1976