二十年前，那个在西方拍下《蓝白红三部曲》经典力作的波兰导演克日斯托夫·基斯洛夫斯基在心脏病手术台上猝然而逝，享年55岁。作为冷战后在西方一举成名的波兰电影导演，基斯洛夫斯基见证了波兰电影艺术的一座高峰。英国电影学院的（《Sigh & Sound》）杂志把基斯洛夫斯基列为现代“十大导演”之一，位列第二。
It is the 20th anniversary of documentary director Kieslowski 's death: documenting the life condition of the ordinary people.
Twenty years ago, the Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski, who directed the classic films “Three Colors Trilogy” in the western countries，suddenly died of the heart disease on the operating table, aged 55. As the Polish director who claimed to fame with his first feature film, Personel, is a peak witnessing the success of the Polish motion picture arts.《Sigh & Sound》had made a list of ten greatest movie directors in modern age, and Kieslowski ranked second.
“Three Colors Trilogy” is full of contingencies and inevitabilities of the personal fate. The intricate relation of the main characters in three films was hidden in each movie using foreshadowing. Blue symbolizes freedom, white equality, and red charity. Each film seems to have its own subject, but the characters in other films sometimes come up by chance in some scene. It makes the viewers have a thought that Kieslowski, the director, was asking a question: what is the meaning of life on earth.
For Kieslowski growing from the underclass, the observation of the people around was always the first step to record life. Graduated from Lodz Film School, Kieslowski did a series of short films in post-war Lodz city as the homework. In order to collect the material of the films, he and his classmates went to street to watch the passer-by. Back then the streets of Lodz was full of people with broken hands or legs. Kieslowski even bet with the classmate to see whether the next one crossing the street missed the legs or hands.
A large number of apathetic people in the industrial city, made Kieslowski in his early twenties came to a conclusion: “some people just did not know the purpose of their lives.” So in the rest of his life, he kept looking for what the meaning of ordinary people’s life is.
Before becoming a film director, he shot a great many of short films with footage in 1970s, interviewing and tracing the lives of ordinary people. As a documentary and feature film director, Kieslowski had mentioned the point of view of the lens more than once in his autobiography whether it should get into the narrative of the film or just be an observer. He went deep into the lives of workers, soldiers, doctors, and housewives, and tried to record their living conditions of the ordinary people in Poland. In this section, you can see the early works of Kieslowski as a documentary director.
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