IBNA- ‘Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski’ by Annette Insdorf, a combination of interpretations on his work and his biography has been translated into Persian and published.
According to IBNA correspondent, with a Foreword by acclaimed French actress, Irene Jacob, ‘Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski’ has been translated into Persian by Mohammad-Reza Sheikhi who suggests: “Kieslowski was so much concerned for social and political issues that felt it is better to express his ideas more directly and bluntly through documentary and short films.”
Krzysztof Kieslowski, who passed away in 1996, perfected his art in movies filled with mesmerizing images of beauty and danger. His best-known films, ‘Blue’; ‘White’; ‘Red’; ‘The Double Life of Veronique’; and ‘The Decalogue’, remain watershed events in filmmaking history. Author Annette Insdorf, Kieslowski's close friend and translator, offers a revealing portrait of his life and monumental body of work.
From the gold-bathed images of ‘The Double Life of Veronique’ to the emotionally dark, visually haunting Blue, Kieslowski’s films explore personal and social issues with inimitable brilliance. This book includes an updated introduction with information on the much-anticipated release of ‘Heaven’ (March 2002) which Kieslowski wrote and planned to film before he died unexpectedly in March 1996.
Annette Insdorf (born c. 1950) is an American film historian, author and interviewer. She has written numerous books on various cinema-related topics, including on filmmakers François Truffaut and Philip Kaufman. In 2018, she was awarded the Mel Novikoff Award at the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival.
‘Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski’ has been released by Cheshmeh Publishing in Tehran in 214 pages and 700 copies.