Upon graduating from Lodz Film School in 1965, Kieslowski focused almost exclusively on documentaries, an artistically and commercially viable form in the communist-controlled Poland of the 1960s and '70s. Despite a string of acclaimed documentaries in his homeland, Kieslowski didn't achieve international recognition until the release of his 1979 satire Camera Buff.
After relocating to France in the early '90s, Kieslowski completed a quartet of films that would become the most successful of his career: The Double Life of Veronique and his Three Colors trilogy, Blue, White and Red -- the last of which earned him an Oscar nod. Kieslowski died March 13, 1996.
When a young Frenchwoman tries to uncover her famous composer husband's secret life, her steps take her alternately closer to and further from the truth on a journey that ultimately leads to self-discovery.