As a documentary maker himself, Kieslowski was renowned for his fascination with people: the patient, sympathetic way in which he would elicit their opinions. Here, the tables are turned. He is the subject. Wierzbicki, an old friend and collaborator, quizzes him about his childhood, career and aspirations. Early on, various experts (a doctor, a priest and a clairvoyant among them) are invited to analyse Kieslowski's personality. They're all off the mark. So, perhaps, is Wierzbicki. But that's the point - Kieslowski, like the characters in his films, defies easy categorisation. Still, this documentary, made a few months before his untimely death, offers a warm, humorous profile of one of the recent cinema's greatest storytellers.
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