The Three Colors Trilogy is a series of three films directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski, each named after a color of the French flag. The trilogy consists of Blue (1993), White (1994), and Red (1994). Each film explores a different theme, but all three are connected by the themes of liberty, equality, and fraternity.
Blue tells the story of Julie, a woman who loses her husband and daughter in a car accident. She tries to start a new life and forget her past, but she is haunted by memories of her past life. The film explores themes of grief, loss, and the search for freedom.
White is a dark comedy about Karol Karol, a Polish hairdresser who is divorced by his French wife. He returns to Poland and becomes involved in a series of schemes to get rich. The film explores themes of revenge, power, and the nature of love.
Red tells the story of Valentine Dussaut, a young model who accidentally hits a dog with her car. She takes the dog to its owner, a retired judge who eavesdrops on his neighbors’ phone conversations. The film explores themes of fate, chance encounters, and the interconnectedness of human lives.
The trilogy is widely regarded as one of the greatest achievements in European cinema. It has won numerous awards and has been praised for its visual style, complex characters, and philosophical themes ¹. Roger Ebert called it “one of the great movie achievements of our time” ¹.
If you are interested in watching these films, I would highly recommend them. They are thought-provoking and visually stunning.
They are still on SBS ON DEMAND, but will be gone soon …