Transcript of interview from 1994 when Kieślowski was promoting Three Colours: Red. At the time, the other two films in the trilogy had by then been screened to press.
You intend to make no more films after Red. So what do you plan to do now?
“I want to live.”
What about artistic – or other – work of any sort?
“No, I can’t say.”
When we spoke about Blue, you told me how in many ways you found literature more interesting than film making. We discussed Blind Chance in terms of the conditional imperfect tense. Red seems similar out of the whole body of his work – closer to Blind Chance than anything else.
“Yes, maybe, in a certain general way of thinking, in construction.”
Not in the sense of three parallel “what if?”s, but more – if one comes at Red from a literary perspective – as a conditional tense.
“No, I don’t think it’s conditional. In fact I think it would be quite difficult to find a literary explanation there. That sort of thing I think has been tried out and discovered by the cinema rather than literature. Of course, it has been used in literature, but it’s a very much more suited to film than it is to fiction.… Read the rest