Described as one of the most important auteurs of the 21st century, Krzysztof Kieslowski is often likened to figures such as Ingmar Bergman or Andrei Tarkovsky. His transcendental and existentialist films seem to decipher the mysteries of the human condition, through closely and attentively investigating the behaviours and actions of everyday characters. Named after the three colours of the French flag, and inspired by the three universal values of the country’s motto–freedom, equality and fraternity–this cryptic trilogy was nonetheless a success in the independent film sector, and has become a source of admiration and inspiration for cinephiles around the world. We are thus delighted to show these three modern classics, to be (re)discovered, and interpreted at will.
Speaking of the three French concepts on which the films are based, Kieslowski stated:
“They’re impossible to attain from the point of view of individuals. Politically, perhaps – apart from equality, of course. You can say, I want to be free, but how do you free yourself from your own feelings, your own memories, your own desires? Perhaps we can’t function without them – which automatically means we aren’t free, we’re prisoners of our own emotions.”