A Krzysztof Kieslowski Homage: ‘Three colors’ Trilogy

Krzysztof Kieslowski

2016 is the year when one of the most influential Polish directors, Krzysztof Kieslowski (1941- 1996), would have turned 75 and the year when we mark 20 years from his passing away.

The perfect time for the third edition of Ceau, Cinema! to pay him the well-deserved tribute. Hence, we give to the public the chance to (re)view his famous and highly-awarded trilogy from the `90s: “Three colors: Blue”, “Three colors: White” and “Three colors: Red”.

An event-screening of cult films that nobody should miss, together with a rich exhibition of photos on the life and work of the director, facilitated through the generous support of the Polish Institute in Romania.

Graduate of the famous Lódz Film School, Krzysztof Kieslowski got himself distinguished in the late `60s and early `70s by a series of short docs which gave a glimpse on a director willing to understand the people and the society around him.

He then passed on to making feature films, but never ceasing to direct documentaries or TV feature films. During the `70s-`80s, he used to be one of the main representatives of the so-called “cinema of moral anxiety”, especially due to the now classical films like ”Camera Buff” (“Amator”), “Blind Chance” (“Przypadek”), “No End” (“Bez końca”) and, certainly, the TV series “The Decalogue” (“Dekalog”).

After the fall of the Communist regime, he worked in France, where, before the “Three colors” trilogy, he also directed “The Double Life of Véronique” (“La double vie de Véronique”/”Podwójne życie Weroniki”), one of the films listed in 1991 in the records of Cannes Festival.

“Three Colors: Blue” (1993), 98 min.

With: Juliette Binoche, Charlotte Véry, Emmanuelle Riva

A woman tries to give sense to her life after the tragoc death of her husband and daughter

Festivals: Golden Lion – Venice 1993;  César 1994 – Juliette Binoche
Screening: Thursday, july 14th, 16:00, AMBASADA;
preceded by a Kieslowski photo exposition; Free entrance

“Three Colors: White” (1994), 91 min.

With Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy

A polish immigrant in France tries to settle his affairs with his french ex wife.

Festivals: Silver Bear for Best Director – Berlinale 1994

Screening: Friday, july 15th, ora 18:00, Casa Artelor – Sala Studio Art

“Three Colors: Red”(1994), 99 min.

With: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant

A french model discovers that her neighbour, a retired judge,  is keen on invading people’s privacy;

Festivals: Competition – Cannes 1994; 3 nominations at Oscars 1995

Screening: Saturday, july 16th, 20:00, Magyar Theatre