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Blue, White, Red: Three Colors by Krzysztof Kieslowski (Criterion Collection) Blu-ray
Blue, White, Red: Three Colors by Krzysztof Kieslowski (Criterion Collection)

Blue, White, Red: Three Colors by Krzysztof Kieslowski (Criterion Collection)

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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 groupof 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.BlueIn 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.WhiteThe 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 ars
Title: Blue, White, Red: Three Colors by Krzysztof Kieslowski (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Drama, Foreign-French
Starring: Irene Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Benoit Regent, Florence Pernel, Federique Feder, Janusz Gajos, Charlotte Very, Jerzy Stuhr, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Emmanuelle Riva
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Studio: Criterion Collection
Number of Discs: 3
Release Date: 11/15/2011
Product Type: Blu-ray
UPC: 715515089012
Item #: HVD508901

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