Posted Mon Jan 9, 2012 at 08:36 AM PST by Tom Landy
Krzysztof Kieślowski's acclaimed trilogy is nearly fifty percent off at Amazon!
Amazon is currently offering 'Three Colors Trilogy' for $44.49 (44% off suggested list price).
'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 Sławomir Idziak ('The Double Life of Véronique') 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 Kieślowski’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 Kieślowski closes his 'Three Colors' trilogy in grand fashion with an incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irène 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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