Three Colors: White (1994) 4K Restoration
Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski Run Time: 92 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1994
Starring: Aleksander Bardini, Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Stuhr, Julie Delpy, Zbigniew Zamachowski
Country: Switzerland, France, Poland
About the film:
The most playful and also the grittiest of Kieślowski’s Three Colors films follows the adventures of Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski), a Polish immigrant living in France. The hapless hairdresser opts to leave Paris for his native Warsaw when his wife (Julie Delpy) sues him for divorce (her reason: their marriage was never consummated) 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.
About the filmmaker:
Krzysztof Kieślowski was an influential Polish director and screenwriter known internationally for his groundbreaking 1989 TV series Dekalog, and his feature films The Double Life of Veronique (1991), a prize winner at Cannes, and his celebrated “Three Colors” trilogy starring Juliette Binoche, which received an impressive series of nominations and awards, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for Three Colors: Blue (1993), the Silver Bear for best director at Berlin for Three Colors: White (1994), and three Academy Award nominations for Three Colors: Red (1994), including for Best Director and Best Writing. Kieślowski graduated from the prestigious films school of Łódź. Regarded as a master of the “cinema of moral anxiety,” he started his career as a documentary filmmaker and went on to direct more than 40 films be named one of the top film directors of modern times.See our upcoming films