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October 10, 2008

Red

Part of the great Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Three Colors" trilogy, this 1994 film is by far my favorite of the three.

I loved it when I first saw in it a theater in 1994 and watching it on DVD last night it was still breathtakingly wonderful.

It's a beautiful, quiet film of immense subtlety and intricacy that doesn't require anything of you but that you look at the screen.

There are many interlocking characters and back stories from the other two parts of the trilogy but you need know nothing of them to enjoy this 99-minute-long work of great art.

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Fabulous score by Zbigniew Preisner. I recommend all his scores, if you're into movie music. I am. Could you guess.

Posted by: Flautist | Oct 10, 2008 8:00:26 PM

Bleu was my favorite, but Red was a close second!

Have you seen Kieslowski's Decalogue? Another great set of films. They're not something to analyze or understand so much as absorb.

Posted by: laura | Oct 10, 2008 7:08:17 PM

Irene Jacob was so lovely in this movie. I'd forgotten. A true French beauty.

Posted by: Milena | Oct 10, 2008 5:26:03 PM

My personal favorite was Blue. And the one I HATED (I should clarify that with a passion) the most was white. Red came in a close second to Blue. You are right on the money about it having been a film of great subtlety and intricacy.

Posted by: Milena | Oct 10, 2008 4:19:07 PM

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