Classic Film Series: THREE COLORS: WHITE (Trois Couleurs: Blanc) (1994)

, | 1994 | 93 mins | | , , ,
Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski

Wednesday May 21, 2014


$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski
Krzysztof Kieslowski

Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Stuhr

For our Classic Film Series this week we will be showing WHITE, the second film in¬†Krzysztof Kieslowski’s trilogy. The final chapter (RED) will be shown next Wednesday. Please be sure to join us for each!

The second feature in filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “Three Colors” trilogy, the black comedy WHITE features Zbigniew Zamachowski as Karol Karol, an expatriate Polish hairdresser whose French wife (the breathtaking Julie Delpy) divorces him after just six months of marriage because of his impotency. Penniless and devoid of his passport, Karol must journey back to Poland by hiding in a trunk. Upon his return, he slowly begins amassing a considerable fortune, ultimately hatching a perverse plot¬†for revenge. Often unjustly dismissed as the weak link in the trilogy, White grows in strength upon repeated viewings. An allegory about equality, the film is mordantly witty, a cynical look at power, marriage, and capitalism.

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"In White, which details the agonies of obsessive love, [Kieslowski's] story is more realistic, and his style more prosaic, but the results are no less inscrutable -- and no less engaging."

"How could the creator of Blue, the story of a woman who grieves by moping around Paris in a chichi haircut, possibly have followed it with such a rich, light-handed marvel?"

"The entertaining second seg of Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors trilogy is involving, bittersweet and droll."

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