No End: Twenty Years into Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Second Lifeis a two-day special conference celebrating the continuing impact of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s film legacy while commemorating twenty years since his untimely death at the age of 54. It is co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of French and Italian at the University of Southern California and in conjunction with the Los Angeles Polish Film Festival. The event will bring together both scholars presenting critical papers on Kieślowski’s cinema as well as artists who have been influenced and/or inspired by his work. It is a unique interdisciplinary event will consist of both academic and artistic panels on Thursday and Friday, October 13-14.
Alongside panel presentations by professors, graduate students and artists, there will be two guest speakers that will be giving keynote lectures on each day: Sławomir Idziak (cinematographer of A Short Film About Killing, The Double Life of Veronique, and Blue) and Polish film director Janusz Zaorski. The conference will also include a screening of Zaorski’s recently completed film Generations that tells the story of Polish history through film using footage from 50 Polish classics; and Kieślowski’s The Double Life of Veronique.
October 13-14, 2016 | 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Conference: ‘No End: Twenty Years into Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Second Life’
USC Max Kade House (GEX)
2718 South Hoover Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 5:00 PM
Screening and Q&A: The Double Life of Veronique with guest Sławomir Idziak
USC Leavey Library (LVL)
651 West 35th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2571