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Krzysktof Kieslowski: I'm So-So 

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This hour-long 1995 Danish documentary by Krzysztof Wierzbicki, made shortly before Krzysztof Kieslowski's untimely death, feels incomplete when it comes to fleshing out every important stage of writer-director Kieslowski's career with clips, but as an extended interview giving us some notion of why he retired and what his state of mind was like in his last days it's priceless. Kieslowski's mordant wit is trained on a good many subjects, including the behavior of Americans, and we learn that the script he was working on when he died was for a project he had no intention of directing. On the same program at the Polish Film Festival are two short films I haven't seen--Michal J. Dudziewicz's The Cinema Workers Come to Light out of the Dream Factory (1995), a documentary about half a century of Polish filmmaking, and Mariusz Malec's half-hour The Quiet Harbor, which will be shown without English subtitles. Gateway, 5216 W. Lawrence, Saturday, September 21, 4:00, and Wednesday, September 25, 8:00, 486-9612.

--Jonathan Rosenbaum

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