My Kieslowski customized Moleskine diary
My Moleskine diary, a little black book I'm specially fond of.
Well, it has just been improved.
2006 marks the 10th anniversary of the death of the Polish film director Krzysztof Kieslowski
, an artist I'm also specially fond of. These days, there are a number of retrospectives about his work to mark the date. Here in London, the British Film Institute
is showing many of his movies at the National Film Theatre.
Their monthly programme contains some beautiful frames of Kieslowski's movies, "Trois couleurs: Bleu" and "La double vie de Véronique". Funnily enough, you can cut out a part of the leaflet and you'll have both the charming faces of Juliette Binoche (Julie) and Irène Jacob (Weronika/Véronique) on each side of the paper.
Just like this:
Carefully handcrafted to fit in my diary.
Now, whenever I open it, I can hear the utterly moving musical scores of both films, by Zbigniew Preisner
and let my imagination fly into the magical stories within those movies. (I'm not saying that you could hear it, but I definitely can)
Eventually, I close it carefully, wrap the rubber band around the diary again, and everything goes back to normal.
But I know I just have to open my diary to create that universe again. In fact, I do it quite often when no one else is looking.