Three Colors: White Film Still

Three Colors: White

Krzysztof Kieślowski

 
  • France, Poland
  • 1994
  • 91 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • French, Polish
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  • Spine #589

The most playful and also the grittiest of Kieślowski’s Three Colors films follows the adventures of Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski), a Polish immigrant living in France. The hapless hairdresser opts to leave Paris for his native Warsaw when his wife (Julie Delpy) sues him for divorce (her reason: their marriage was never consummated) and then frames him for arson after setting her own salon ablaze. White, which goes on to chronicle Karol Karol’s elaborate revenge plot, manages to be both a ticklish dark comedy about the economic inequalities of Eastern and Western Europe and a sublime reverie about twisted love.

Cast

Karol KarolZbigniew Zamachowski
DominiqueJulie Delpy
MikolajJanusz Gajos
Jurek, Karol’s brotherJerzy Stuhr
Notary lawyerAleksander Bardini
Elegant manGrzegorz Warchoł
InspectorCezary Harasimowicz
Old farmerJerzy Nowak
Monsieur BronekJerzy Trela
Tall manPiotr Machalica
Madame Jadwiga Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Cinema lesson with director Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • New video essay by film critic Tony Rayns
  • Two new interview programs, one with Three Colors cowriter Krzysztof Piesiewicz and one with White actors Zbigniew Zamachowski and Julie Delpy
  • Short documentary on the making of White
  • Two short documentaries by Kieślowski: Seven Women of Different Ages (1978) and Talking Heads (1980)
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

Film Essays

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Three Colors: A Hymn to European Cinema

By Colin MacCabeNovember 15, 2011

In 1989, the Communist rule that had dominated Eastern Europe since the end of the Second . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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White: The Nonpolitical Reunifications of Karol Karol

By Stuart KlawansNovember 15, 2011

“The day I can buy toilet paper in a Polish store, I’ll discuss politics,” Krzysztof . . . Read more »

Press Notes

Press Notes: Best of 2011

January 13, 2012

It’s the time of year when the list makers do their heavy lifting, looking back over the . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries

10 Things I Learned: Three Colors

By Abbey LustgartenNovember 29, 2011


Press Notes

Press Notes: Three Colors

November 23, 2011

Nearly two decades after their release, Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colors films—Blue, White, . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Current_bluefgthumb_thumbnail

Three Colors: A Hymn to European Cinema

By Colin MacCabeNovember 15, 2011

In 1989, the Communist rule that had dominated Eastern Europe since the end of the Second . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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White: The Nonpolitical Reunifications of Karol Karol

By Stuart KlawansNovember 15, 2011

“The day I can buy toilet paper in a Polish store, I’ll discuss politics,” Krzysztof . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries

Three Colors Packaging

November 14, 2011


Video