The Complete Kieślowski 15 – The Double Life of Veronique



For the first post-Dekalog episode, Travis and Matt welcome Dave Eves and Becky D’Anna, a couple of cinephiles and Bergman experts, to discuss The Double Life of Veronique. This film was Kieślowski’s first partially French-financed movie, and the first after his newfound international fame. It was also his first movie since the fall of the … Continue reading The Complete Kieślowski 15 – The Double Life of Veronique


The Complete Kieślowski 14 – Dekalog Wrap-Up with Michał Oleszczyk



For our final episode on the Dekalog, Travis and Matt welcome Michał Oleszczyk, a film critic and scholar based in Poland who has contributed to outlets such as Fandor and rogerebert.com. He recently curated a Kieślowski film festival at the director’s archives in Sokołowsko, Poland, and we were thrilled to have him on to discuss … Continue reading The Complete Kieślowski 14 – Dekalog Wrap-Up with Michał Oleszczyk


The Complete Kieślowski 13 – Dekalog 9 & 10



To close out our 6-part miniseries covering the individual episodes of the Dekalog, Matt and Travis welcome Daisuke Beppu, who hosts a wonderful YouTube channel covering the Criterion Collection and other film and home media topics. We discuss episodes 9 and 10 of the series, which stand out in distinctive ways. For episode 9, we … Continue reading The Complete Kieślowski 13 – Dekalog 9 & 10


The Complete Kieślowski 11 – Dekalog 6 & A Short Film About Love



Matt and Travis are joined by David Blakeslee of the invaluable Criterion Reflections podcast to discuss the second Dekalog episode that was expanded into a feature, episode six, which would be titled A Short Film About Love in its feature version. We discuss the morally sticky nature of both the story and the film itself, … Continue reading The Complete Kieślowski 11 – Dekalog 6 & A Short Film About Love


The Complete Kieślowski 10 – Dekalog 5 & A Short Film About Killing



Matt and Travis welcome Cole Roulain, cohost of The Magic Lantern podcast and cohoncho of The 25th Frame, to discuss the fifth episode of Dekalog and the first to be adapted into a feature-length film. The episode is a significant departure from the family dramas and moral dilemmas of the first four episodes in the … Continue reading The Complete Kieślowski 10 – Dekalog 5 & A Short Film About Killing


The Complete Kieślowski 9 – Dekalog 3 and 4



Matt and Travis move on to parts 3 and 4 of Kieślowski’s epic television series Dekalog and bring on Keith Enright of the now defunct Criterion Completion website and pod-on-permanent-hiatus. This is part 2 of our 6-part series on the anthology film that catapulted Kieślowski into international fame. Unlike the gut-punch of the first film … Continue reading The Complete Kieślowski 9 – Dekalog 3 and 4


The Complete Kieślowski 8 – Dekalog 1 and 2



Matt and Travis are excited to kick off our first multi-part series on one work: Kieślowski’s legendary Dekalog television miniseries. For the first episode, we welcome Josh Hornbeck, host of the forthcoming Criterion Channel Surfing podcast, to discuss the first two episodes in the series. Initially intended to be directed by separate up-and-coming directors through … Continue reading The Complete Kieślowski 8 – Dekalog 1 and 2


The Complete Kieślowski 6 – Blind Chance



Matt and Travis are joined by Martin Kessler of Flixwise and Flixwise Canada to discuss Kieślowski’s shelved 1981 theatrical feature Blind Chance. Like Short Working Day, Blind Chance was never shown publicly before being withheld from circulation, a victim of the crackdown that culminated in martial law at the end of 1981. Only after Kieślowski … Continue reading The Complete Kieślowski 6 – Blind Chance