Film Restoration Summit 2017
Kieślowski an unforgettable documentary filmmaker
Before gaining international recognition as the author of Dekalog and the Three Colours trilogy, for the first three decades of his professional life Krzysztof Kieślowski was an outstanding documentary maker.

About the project

As part of the Digital Documentary (Dokument Cyfrowo) project, the most precious works of the Polish documentary school are being digitalised to create a unique digital collection of films produced by such great filmmakers as Andrzej Munk, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Jan Łomnicki, Tadeusz Makarczyński, Ludwik Perski, Maria Kwiatkowska, Władysław Ślesicki, Kazimierz Karabasz, Jerzy Hoffman, Edward Skórzewski and many more.

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Around sixty films, produced between 1940’s and 90’s, have already undergone the digital remastering process at WFDiF in Warsaw. They include film portrayals of Polish cities, documentaries depicting the daily life in the countryside, portrayals of athletes, artists and representatives of other, often declining professions. Another interesting film collection includes pieces in which music plays the lead role. They allow us to get to know, for example, All That Jazz, so popular in the 50’s and 60’s. Among the remastered productions, we can find, among others, films by Karabasz, Łoziński, Munk and Ślesicki. These works contribute to the rich history of the Polish documentary school.