The middle section of Kieślowski's Three Colors triptych is the most instantly accessible of the three but don't let that fool you into thinking it's the less 'weighty', too. It plays like an absurd, ironic comedy and tells the story of an expat's gradual rejuvenation after being divorced by his wife and falling on hard times before rebuilding his life and never losing sight of his aim gain revenge on his ex-wife..
This second film of the trilogy although a little bit cheesy lived up to what it wanted to portray: White as a symbol of pure love (via Karol's declaration of his love to his ex-wife) and Equality (in the eyes of fate, what you did to others could very well happen to you as well).
In quite a contrast from Kieslowski’s first in the trilogy, this is a dark comedy, as well as a surprise revenge story. The director utilizes color well, (which is no surprise, being this is the three colors trilogy) using white to illuminate the images, and give give a starkness and grittiness to the overall feel. Simultaneously the more light hearted and also darker film of the two thus far.
2/3 Not enough Julie. Too much annoying ugly dude. Also I fail to see the theme of equality here. This film is the equivalent of someone throwing you a ball and you responding by bashing their face in with an hammer. I did a full rant here http://letterboxd.com/patriciapinho/film/three-colors-white/
Strangely, this turned out to be my favorite out of the trilogy. The way Kieślowski presents the theme of "equality", and his almost unconventional interpretation of it, strikes me as the most profound out of all three films. In terms of cinematic vision, the entire trilogy seemed a little overrefined and convoluted, but that could just mean I personally prefer a more organic type of cinema.
I honestly don't get why so many people felt White was mediocre. I found it to be shakespearean in the way it handles Karol's tragedies with subtle touches of dry comedy. It seems to say "Life is *beep* but ain't it fun anyway?" Blue was very cold and very harsh, White is Kieslowski's most life-affirming film and it's also his most underrated.
Meno bello di Film Blu,ma molto più movimentato e con la strepitosa attenzione cromatica che era già presente nel primo.La storia,soprattutto nella prima parte,è un colpo al cuore e gli stacchi "bianchi" sembrano sempre inseriti al momento giusto. Il finale aperto poi è gestito benissimo,in attesa della conclusione ideata da Kiewsloski.
After going through a tough divorce we see the tragic 'loser' Karol progress from the gutter to wealth, which appears to be the main storyline, yet we see more and more hints that suggest the significant story is about dealing with the divorce. He then tricks his ex-wife, continuing their love/hate battle. A comic drama about the fight for dominance in a relationship and its breakup. Oh, and Mikolaj is just great.