Krzysztof Kieślowski

Three Colors

Three Colors

This boldly cinematic trio of stories about love and loss, from Krzysztof Kieślowski 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 (Kieślowski’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, Irène Jacob, and Jean-Louis Trintignant, Kieślowski’s Three Colors is a benchmark of contemporary cinema.

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  • Spine #587

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Special 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 Kieślowski
  • New interviews with writer Krzysztof Piesiewicz, composer Zbigniew Preisner, and actors Julie Delpy, Irène 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 Kieślowski
  • Three Kieślowski’s short films—The Tram (1966), Seven Women of Different Ages (1978), and Talking Heads (1980)—plus the short film The Face, starring Kieślowski
  • Interview programs on Kieślowski's life and work, featuring film critic Geoff Andrew, Binoche, filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, cinematographer Sławomir 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 new essays by film critics Colin MacCabe, Nick James, Stuart Klawans, and Georgina Evans; an excerpt from Kieślowski on Kieślowski; and reprinted interviews with cinematographers Idziak, Edward Klosinski, and Piotr Sobocinski

New covers by Sarah Habibi