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Three Colors: Blue, White And Red - The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Run Time: 288 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: French
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: November 15, 2011
  • Packaging: Custom Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Three Cinema Lessons with Director Krzysztof Kieslowski
    New Interviews With Co-writer Krzysztof Piesiewicz, Composer Zbigniew Preisner, and Actors Julie Delphy, Irene Jacob, and Zbigniew Zamachowski
    Selected-Scene Commentary Featuring Actor Juliette Binoche
    New Video Essays on Blue, White, and Red by Film Writer Annette Insdorf, Tony Rayns, and Dennis Lim
    Full Length 1995 Documentary Featuring Kieslowski
    Three Kieslowski Short Films - The Tram, Seven Women of Different Ages and Talking Heads - Plus Short Film The Face Starring Kieslowski
    Interview Program on Kieslowski's Life and Work
    Behind-The-Scenes Programs for White and Red and a 1994 Short Documentary on Red's World Premiere
    Original Theatrical Trailers
    Booklet Featuring Essays by Film Critics
    White Has Polish Language Track
This boldly cinematic trio of stories about love and loss, from Krzysztof Kieslowski, 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, Geneva and ranging from tragedy to comedy, Blue, White and Red (Kieslowski'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, Irene Jacob, and Jean-Louis Trintignant, Kieslowski's Three Colors is a benchmark of contemporary cinema.

Blue
In the devastating first film of the Three Colors trilogy, Juliette Binoche gives a tour de force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic deaths of her husband and young daughter. But Blue is more than just a blistering study of grief; it's also a tale of liberation, as Julie learns truths about her late composer husband's life and attempts to free herself of the past. Shot in icily gorgeous tones by Slawomir Idziak and set to an extraordinary operatic score by Zbigniew Preisner (The Secret Garden), Blue is an overwhelming sensory experience.

White
The most playful but also the grittiest of Kieslowski's Three Colors films follows the adventures of Karol Karol (The Pianist's Zbigniew Zamachowski), a Polish immigrant living in France. The hapless hairdresser opts to leave Paris for his native Warsaw after his wife (Julie Delpy) sues him for divorce (her reason: he was never able to perform in bed) 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.

Red
Krzysztof Kieslowski closes his Three Colors trilogy in grand fashion with an incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irene Jacob as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva whose life intersects with that of a bitter retired judge, played by Jean-Louis Trintignant. Their blossoming friendship forces each to open up in surprising emotional ways. Meanwhile, just down the street, a seemingly unrelated story of jealousy and betrayal unfolds. Red is an intimate look at forged connections and a splendid final statement from a remarkable filmmaker at the height of his powers.
 
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