Some favorite Criterion Collection editions – Three Colors: Blue, White, Red / Krzysztof Kieślowski

Three Colors: Blue, White, Red (1993, 1993, 1994) by Krzysztof Kieślowski

Blu-ray
Boxed Set
3 discs

Krzysztof Kieślowski was a master filmmaker. Highest order. He could easily be described as a poet in film. His works are demanding, entertaining, unsolvable, connecting, haunting. The films in Three Colors represent his final gift as director to world cinema. While Dekalog and La double vie de Véronique remain my favorite of his films, his trilogy isn’t far behind. This set, with its strong supplemental features and film presentations, is one made to explore to its fullest – and then start again. One of the best editions from CC.

 
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Blue

circular rhymes in visual layers
fears of memory … and forgetting
acts of risk
an unfinished concerto
the juxtaposition of containment and freedom
a film about looking
an unsettling journey
distance
escape
forgiveness
human connections and solitude

“You gotta always hold on to something”

 
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White

flashforward
flashback
unsolved riddles
absurdity in politics
symmetry of actions
second thoughts, second chances
a naturalistic view of the world
equality, not an ideal
tango

“everything is possible”

 
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Red

the conditional mood
movement from isolation to connections
love/hate caution/abandon life/death
lost communication
empathy
chance
bolero
voyeurism
the divided self

“The light is beautiful”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A link to Criterion Collection.

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~ by samofthetenthousandthings on July 17, 2012.

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