Members' Choice: Three Colors: White
We've watched Blue, we've watched Red, and now we'll watch White. Not in order, but our lives are out of order here at Ragtag, and so it goes.
The most playful and also the grittiest of Kieślowski’s Three Colors
films follows the adventures of Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski), a
Polish immigrant living in France. The hapless hairdresser opts to leave
Paris for his native Warsaw when his wife (Julie Delpy) sues him for
divorce (her reason: their marriage was never consummated) and then
frames him for arson after setting her own salon ablaze. White,
which goes on to chronicle Karol Karol’s elaborate revenge plot, manages
to be both a ticklish dark comedy about the economic inequalities of
Eastern and Western Europe and a sublime reverie about twisted love.
Co-written, produced, and directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski. White is the second in The Three Colors Trilogy, themed on the French Revolutionary ideals, following Blue and preceding Red. An allegory
about equality, the film is mordantly witty, a cynical look at power,
marriage and capitalism.
Free for members, $7.50 others.