Blue is my favorite. But Red is an extremely close second.
Per me il migliore della trilogia. Elegantissimo, praticamente perfetto tecnicamente: nei movimenti di macchina, nello studio per i particolari maniacale (ancora torna l'attenzione cromatica per il rosso, sempre presente sulla scena) e nella composizione del quadro. A tal proposito, magnifico il finale, nel quale vengono richiamati gli altri film e che si conclude con la stessa immagine della pubblicità. 4*
Whilst I find Blue a little too swept up in middle-class to seem universal (though I do wonder if that's something Kieslowski is trying to hint at with it), Red is a fantastic appraisal of a more universal essence of being. The characters backgrounds are as important and it expertly draws together fraternity and inter-connectedness in a non-sentimental but incredibly powerful and well-crafted way.
probably my favorite of the trilogy, Red is a multi-layered reflection on fate and human relations, and more than that, the film juggles with many universal themes: law vs justice, love, the parallels of individuals lives.. the performances are sublime, the musical score is lovely and the red color palate works wonders visually and psychologically
"I want nothing. Then just stop breathing." Passion is the finale. Lust and jealousy are close by. These are the more dramatic sides of love and make for the best movie. Here characters learn most. Vanity is the greatest deciever of beauty. Here love is farthest away from eternal. The sound is PHENOMENAL in all three of these films -maybe the best. Appropriate to have his confession take place in an orchestra pit.
The soundtrack: cars passing. Outside my window, the street replies, too. I'll miss the sound, like waves coming in and going, and the skids of bare feet on hot sun-dried sand. Some films are vehicles for reflection. Red let my mind wander free, to an understanding of the deepest reasons why I love cinema.
I'm not sure "better" should be part of the conversation when considering Blue and Red. Both films are equally as challenging and eagerly engrossing, so it really becomes all about what you like. & even though I love Juliette Binoche & the lush musical density of BLUE, the color and visual space of RED is the most riveting of any Kieslowski and Jacob's performance is a sight to behold.