Kieslowki: such a genious! - and this films shows that to us, probably this one and The Double Life of Veronique are the best Kieslowki's films. Both have the same great actress in the main role: Irene Jacob, (such a sensitive acting). The sense of perfectionism is raised to extreme in this film, in which every detail and every second has a direct or indirect relationship with the story and his characters. Perfect!
To my enormous surprise, I find myself extremely disappointed with this film. It's like watered down Nouvelle Vague without the commitment, without the vibrancy, the authenticity, without anything really. It's like looking at an advert. In that respect it may be quite prescient.
It goes beyond me how much of a genius Kiéslowski is, really. The movie started out a bit slow-paced but I was patient. Near towards the middle, I began noticing a great deal of attention that was given to detail by Krzysztof in regards to everyone but to the main character. She is the pawn, everything else breeds charm and eternity to the beauty and pain of how finite life is, along with its sorrows and triumphs.
Blue was a tragedy, White was a comedy, so it’s only fitting that Red would be a third great staple of dramatic presentation: Romance. It’s not a romance though in the traditional sense of the word, more a deeply romantic film, that culminates in an implied romance, and features romantic characters, but throughout no real romance it focuses on. It’s an entrancing investigation into fate, as is the trilogy.
It's the most iconic film of "Trois Couleurs" but there are some problematic scenes that disturb the very interesting moral and social conflict of the movie. But it's very entertaining and, in certain moments, unforgetable - just like the other two movies.