The Polish screenwriter and filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski was one of the most popular filmmakers in the international circuit during his heyday, He has won numerous prizes throughout the top film festivals during his career. Born in Warsaw, Kieslowski left college while working as a theatrical tailor. He enrolled himself in an art college to avoid being drafted into the army.
Kieslowski started off his filmmaking career by making documentaries about the common Polish workers, soldiers and city dwellers. His first feature film Personnel, made in 1975 won him the first prize at Mannheim Film Festival. An icon of modern cinema, here’s the list of top movies of Krzysztof Kieslowski.
10. Short Working Day (1981)
This movie by Kieslowski is based on the events of June 1976 in Poland where workers protested against decisions of the government. Though the movie is based on real events, the characters are fictional. The movie is seen from the perspective of the secretary of the Polish United Workers’ Party. Short Working Day did not receive any theatrical release and only premiered on television in 1996, before which it was shown mainly in film clubs.
9. Blind Chance (1987)