13 March 1996: Death of Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish director and screenwriter (b. 1941)[204] (Source)

Krzysztof Kieślowski in 1994 – photo by Alberto Terrile (Source)

Krzysztof Kieślowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkʂɨʂtɔf kʲɛɕˈlɔfskʲi] (About this soundlisten); 27 June 1941 – 13 March 1996) was a Polish film director and screenwriter. He is known internationally for Dekalog (1989), The Double Life of Veronique (1991), and the Three Colours trilogy (1993–1994).[1][2] Kieślowski received numerous awards during his career, including the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize (1988), FIPRESCI Prize (1988, 1991), and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (1991); the Venice Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize (1989), Golden Lion (1993), and OCIC Award (1993); and the Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear (1994). In 1995, he received Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Writing.[3]

In 2002, Kieślowski was listed at number two on the British Film Institute‘s Sight & Sound list of the top ten film directors of modern times.[4] (Source)

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