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Three Colors Trilogy

Street Date:
November 15th, 2011
Movie Release Year:
1993
MPAA Rating:
Rated R
Studio:
Criterion
Length:
278 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Romance, Mystery, Music, Comedy, Drama

Starring:

Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Irene Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Director:

Krzysztof Kieslowski

Plot Synopsis:

This boldly cinematic trio of stories about love and loss from Krzysztof Kie?lowski (The Double Life of Véronique) 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 (Kie?lowski’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 (Summer Hours), Julie Delpy (Before Sunset), Irène Jacob (The Double Life of Véronique), and Jean-Louis Trintignant (Z), Kie?lowski’s Three Colors is a benchmark of contemporary cinema.

Technical Specs

  • 3-Disc Set

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.85:1

Audio Formats

  • French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Subtitles/Captions

  • English

Supplements

  • Three cinema lessons with director Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • A booklet featuring essays by critics Colin MacCabe, Nick James, Stuart Klawans, and Georgina Evans, an excerpt from Kieslowski on Kieslowski, and reprinted interviews with cinematographers Slawomir Idziak, Edward Klosinski, and Piotr Sobocinski
  • And more!
  • New interviews
  • 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