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Three Colors Trilogy

Spine #587

Nov 15, 2011

Number of Discs: 4

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French Dolby Surround
  • English subtitles

Three Colors Trilogy

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Directed By: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Licensor: MK2

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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 were named for the colors of the French flag and stand for the tenets of the French Revolution-liberty, equality, and fraternity-but this 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 (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, Irène Jacob, and Jean-Louis Trintignant, Kieslowski's Three Colors is a benchmark of contemporary cinema.

Box Set: The following DVDs are included in this set:

Three Colors: Blue
Spine #588
Three Colors: White
Spine #589
Three Colors: Red
Spine #590

  • Three cinema lessons with director Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • New interviews with composer Zbigniew Preisner; writer Krzysztof Piesiewicz; and actors Julie Delpy, Zbigniew Zamachowski, and Irène Jacob
  • Selected-scene commentary for Blue with actress Juliette Binoche
  • Three new video essays, by film writers Annette Insdorf, Tony Rayns, and Dennis Lim
  • Kieslowski's student short The Tram (1966) and his fellow student's short from the same year The Face, which features Kieslowski in a solo performance
  • Two short documentaries by Kieslowski: Seven Women of Different Ages (1978) and Talking Heads (1980)
  • Krzysztof Kieslowski: I'm So-So . . . (1995), a feature-length documentary in which the filmmaker discusses his life and work
  • Two multi-interview programs, Reflections on "Blue" and Kieslowski: The Early Years, with film critic Geoff Andrew, Binoche, filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, Insdorf, Jacob, and editor Jacques Witta
  • Interviews with producer Marin Karmitz and Witta
  • Behind-the-scenes programs for White and Red, and Kieslowski Cannes 1994, a short documentary on Red's world premiere
  • Original theatrical trailers


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