Product DetailsThis boldly cinematic trio of stories about love and loss, from Krzysztof Kie?lowski was a defining event of the art-house boom of the 1990s. The films are named for the colors of the French flag and stand for the tenets of the French Revolution—liberty, equality, and fraternity—but that hardly begins to explain their enigmatic beauty and rich humanity. Set in Paris, Warsaw, and Geneva, and ranging from tragedy to comedy, Blue, White, and Red (Kie?lowski’s final film) examine with artistic clarity a group of ambiguously interconnected people experiencing profound personal disruptions. Marked by intoxicating cinematography and stirring performances by such actors as Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Irčne Jacob, and Jean-Louis Trintignant, Kie?lowski’s Three Colors is a benchmark of contemporary cinema. Three Colors: Blue Krzysztof Kie?lowski 1993 In the devastating first film of the Three Colors trilogy, Juliette Binoche gives a tour de force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic deaths of her husband and young daughter. Three Colors: White Krzysztof Kie?lowski 1993 The most playful and also the grittiest of Kie?lowski’s Three Colors films follows the adventures of Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski), a Polish immigrant living in France. White is both a dark comedy about the economic inequalities of Eastern and Western Europe and a reverie about twisted love. Three Colors: Red Krzysztof Kie?lowski 1994 Krzysztof Kie?lowski closes his Three Colors trilogy in grand fashion with an incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irčne Jacob as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva whose life intersects with that of a bitter retired judge, played by Jean?Louis Trintignant.
Store CommentsSpecial Features New high-definition digital restorations (with 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-ray editions) Three cinema lessons with director Krzysztof Kie?lowski New interviews with writer Krzysztof Piesiewicz, composer Zbigniew Preisner, and actors Julie Delpy, Irčne Jacob, and Zbigniew Zamachowski Selected-scene commentary featuring actor Juliette Binoche New video essays on Blue, White, and Red by film writers Annette Insdorf, Tony Rayns, and Dennis Lim Full-length 1995 documentary featuring Kie?lowski Three Kie?lowski’s short films—The Tram (1966), Seven Women of Different Ages (1978), and Talking Heads (1980)—plus the short film The Face, starring Kie?lowski Interview programs on Kie?lowski’s life and work, featuring film critic Geoff Andrew, Binoche, filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, cinematographer S?awomir Idziak, Insdorf, Jacob, producer Marin Karmitz and editor Jacques Witta Behind-the-scenes programs for White and Red, and a 1994 short documentary on Red’s world premiere Original theatrical trailers New and improved English subtitle translations PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film critics Colin MacCabe, Nick James, Stuart Klawans, and Georgina Evans; an excerpt from Kie?lowski on Kie?lowski; and reprinted interviews with cinematographers Idziak, Edward Klosinski, and Piotr Sobocinski
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