it arrived varry fast to me in sweden when thay sent it.. and i simply love the layout of the boxset! love at first sight!
it made me wisit PWA's site
and i saw a new boxset in the same series Polska SzkoÅ‚a Dokumentu. Kazimierz Karabasz
i have no idea who Kazimierz Karabasz is and i haven't seen any of his film but i couldn't resist to order it simply cause i loved the kieslowski box set so much! let's hop i don't have to wait two months for this to come in stock.
anyone knows about Karabasz? from what i hread he's a huge influence to kieslowski and even teached him in filmschool?
The text on that page says in part:
Polskie Wydawnictwo Audiowizualne ["Polish Audiovisual Publishers"] has published a second two-disc box in their Polska SzkoÅ‚a Dokumentu series edited by Tadeusz Sobolewski. This time it's a set of works by Kazimierz Karabasz. It contains a selection of ten films by this eminent documentary filmmaker. This year the PWA are planning to release two further sets devoted to the films of Marcel Lozinski and Maciej Drygas.
I might add that Marcel Lozinski was in the years 1980-81 probably more popular than Kieslowski in Poland, mainly thanks to his less-veiled criticism of the Communist state (e.g. in films like "Matura" [i.e., high school graduation exams] or "Workers '80" which documented the tortuous process of the historical negotiations between Solidarity and the government inside the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk - Lozinski's cameras were the only ones allowed by the striking workers as they didn't trust any government media. I don't think they trusted Lozinski at first either - a state-owned documentary film company after all - but somebody convinced them, IIRC it' was Andrzej Wajda who was of course well-respected thanks to "Man of Marble" few years back).
Total runtime: 315 min., French, English subtitles.