Three Colours Trilogy

26/04/2004
  |  Book Tickets: 20/11/2016
  |  Buy to Own: 26/04/2004
  |  277 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Krzysztof Kieslowski's multi-award-winning trilogy, acclaimed by critics as a landmark in world cinema. Kieslowski based the trilogy on the ideals embodied in the French national flag. In the first part, 'Three Colours: Blue', Julie (Juliette Binoche) has her world turned upside down when her husband and daughter are killed in a car crash. She sells the family home and moves to a Parisian suburb, attempting to build a new life for herself. But her efforts to start afresh are dragged down by memories from the past and fear of the present. In the second part, 'Three Colours: White'. Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski) is a Polish hairdresser living in Paris. He has just been divorced and kicked out onto the streets by his beautiful young wife Dominique (Julie Delpy). Whilst begging on the Metro, Karol is befriended by his fellow countryman Mikolaj, who agrees to smuggle him back to Warsaw in a trunk. Once home Karol begins to rebuild his life, and, by cunning means, starts to make enormous profits in Poland's new free-market system. He then puts his newly-acquired wealth to use, and starts to enact a complex plan to bring Dominique back into his life. In the third and final part, 'Three Colours: Red', fashion model Valentine (Irene Jacob) accidentally runs over a dog. She takes him to a vet, gets him patched up, then tries to return him to his owner. It turns out that the owner is Joseph Kern (Jean-Louis Trintignant), a retired judge who lives alone and listens in on his neighbours' telephone conversations. Valentine and Joseph slowly become friends; meanwhile, one of Joseph's neighbours cheats on her boyfriend, a young law student who will have an important effect on Valentine's life.