Krzysztof Kieￅﾛlowski was an influential Polish art-house film director and screenwriter known internationally for The Decalogue (1989), The Double Life of Vￃﾩronique (1991), and The Three Colors Trilogy (1993￢ﾀﾓ1994). Kieￅﾛlowski received numerous awards during his career, including the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize (1988), FIPRESCI Prize (1988, 1991), and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (1991); the Venice Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize (1989), Golden Lion (1993), and OCIC Award (1993); and the Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear (1994). In 1995 he received Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Writing. In 2002 Kieￅﾛlowski was listed at number two on the British Film Institute's Sight & Sound Top Ten Directors list of modern times. Krzysztof Kieￅﾛlowski died on 13 March 1996, He was 54.