Celebrating the Tricolore
In the 90’s, a Polish filmmaker made a three-part tribute to the French national flag: Three Colours. Kieślowski’s three films about liberté (Blue, 1993), égalité (White, 1994) and fraternité (Red, 1994) are now French classics.
Juliette Binoche’s portrayal of a woman attempting to liberate herself from her emotions in Blue was a triumph. The intriguingly black comedy of White left viewers slightly bewildered. Red, however, won the hearts and minds of audiences and critics alike. An emotionally tender and deeply symbolic film, this exploration of the transformative power of friendship remains the best-loved of the trilogy.
Three Colours: Red (1994)