Kieślowski and a Storyteller’s Awareness of the Audience’s Attention

 
 Krzysztof Kieślowski.  Image via  tasteofcinema.com .

Krzysztof Kieślowski.  Image via tasteofcinema.com.

 

This short interview with filmmaking legend Krzysztof Kieślowski has a lot to say, not only to filmmakers but to storytellers in any genre.  It references Blanc, the second movie in his famous Trois Couleurs trilogy.  Though it helps if you’ve seen the full film, one can actually intuit most of the insights through the images shown in this clip. 

Note especially his attention to an audience’s cognition, their ability to process images and ascribe importance to them according to hints they’ve received from the screen.  The analogs to other mediums are endless.


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