Three Colors (1993-1994) [Criterion Collection, Spine #587 - #590]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~35.0 Mbps | 1hr 38mn + 1hr 31mn + 1hr 39mn | 38,1 GB + 43,1 GB + 45,2 GB
French: DTS-HD Master Audio, 2 ch, 2046 kbps
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Comedy, Romance
The three colors are blue, white and red. They are the colors of the French flag, of course, and they are appropriated by director Krzysztof Kieslowski along with the themes of the motto they more or less represent: liberty, equality, fraternity. But the films Three Colors: Blue (1993), Three Colors: White (1993), and Three Colors: Red (1994) are not hymns to patriotism or national identity and the Polish Kieslowski hasn’t any predisposition to making a statement at France. It’s better to think of this trilogy in similar terms as his The Decalogue, ten short films in which he reflects upon the Ten Commandments in terms more suggestive than literal. They are about morality in terms of life in Poland in 1989 and it is that vast collage of life experience in that time and place that is so powerful.