Author Topic: Three Colours, and Kieslowski  (Read 1295 times)

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Re: Three Colours, and Kieslowski
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2020, 10:24:20 PM »
His early films like Blind Chance and Dekalog had a brilliantly gritty quality, they really felt like you were in a stinking communist-era Polish tower block surrounded by desperate, broken, morally compromised people trying to dig out a small space in which they could live authentic lives. Then he moved to France and made much more high-toned, pretty stuff predominantly about very elegant French upper-middle-class people in nice surroundings (Veronique, the Three Colours); the moral issues are much more delicate and spiritual and even though the characters are freer, there's less at stake than the doom of an entire country and communist system. While the latter films certainly have a lot of merit, they are very different, like someone turned from Ken Loach into David Lean, and for me it's the early ones that are more interesting and which I can relate to more.
White's about a Polish emigre whose life sucks and he gets smuggled back to Poland. While it does also have Julie Delpy in satin sheets in it, I'm not sure "very elegant French upper-middle-class people in nice surroundings" really describes it.

Re: Three Colours, and Kieslowski
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2020, 10:57:26 PM »
It's about a creepy twat who decides to trick his wife into going to prison because she laughed at his broken willy.

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Re: Three Colours, and Kieslowski
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2020, 12:22:38 PM »
It's about a creepy twat who decides to trick his wife into going to prison because she laughed at his broken willy.

This is actually quite a good summary - it's quite funny, despite the crushing grimness that drives him. I think I mentioned this on the previous page, but the last scene with Julie Delpy looking out of the window like a princess in a tower is extraordinary. It's still the weakest of the three films, but I'm warming to it over time.

Re: Three Colours, and Kieslowski
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2020, 12:44:00 PM »
Yeah, it's horrible but it's still good.

Re: Three Colours, and Kieslowski
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2020, 09:59:47 PM »
I'm still convinced me and Juliette Binoche are going to be a couple. 'Tis written.

Watch this space.

Re: Three Colours, and Kieslowski
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2020, 10:05:12 PM »
I'm still convinced me and Juliette Binoche are going to be a couple. 'Tis written.

Watch this space.

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Re: Three Colours, and Kieslowski
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2020, 10:08:43 PM »
Brexit means brexit!

Not allowed.

I've eaten a Frog's Leg, I'm already half-French.

Fucking horrible BTW, like slimy chicken


Re: Three Colours, and Kieslowski
« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2020, 11:29:24 AM »

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