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    The capstone to Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski’s brilliant career, the Three Colors trilogy explores the principles of the French Revolution—liberty, equality, and fraternity—through a series of intricately layered human dramas, culminating in 1994’s Oscar-nominated Red. This gorgeously photographed meditation on chance, destiny, and the challenges of interpersonal communication follows a Swiss fashion model (Irène Jacob) and the subtle connections that form between her life and those of an emotionally alienated retired judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and a young law student in her neighborhood (Jean-Pierre Lorit). In the below excerpt from the latest installment of Observations on Film Art, a Criterion Channel program that focuses on the formal elements of cinema and how they are deployed by some of the world’s greatest auteurs, professor Jeff Smith examines the ways in which Kieślowski uses camera movement to suggest the fated entanglement of the film’s characters.


  • By Ross McLeod
    April 27, 2017
    10:27 PM

    The Three Color Trilogy is one of the greatest set of films ever made !!!
  • By Davey32
    April 27, 2017
    10:54 PM

    The Three Colors Trilogy represents pure cinematic art on the highest level! To say Kieslowski was a master filmmaker is definitely putting it mildly.
  • By 2plus2
    April 28, 2017
    09:24 AM

    Not a little bit of credit to Piotr Sobociński?