Three Colours: Red (1994)

Trois couleurs: Rouge
Feature Film | Drama | France/Poland/Switzerland | French | 1h39m
Dir: Krzysztof Kieślowski | Scr: Krzysztof Kieślowski & Krzysztof Piesiewicz | Ph: Piotr Sobocinski | Prod: Marin Karmitz | Mus: Zbigniew Preisner | Ed: Jacques Witta | PD: Claude Lenoir | Snd: Jean-Claude Laureux | Cast: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Samuel Le Bihan, Marc Autheman

In the third part of Kieślowski’s Three Colours Trilogy, a compassionate model forms an unlikely friendship with a jaded, retired judge, who spends all of his spare time illegally listening to the telephone conversations of his neighbours, after she accidentally hits his dog with her car. The terribly affecting performances of Jacob and Trintignant, allied to Kieślowski’s intoxicating formal elegance, more than make up for the film’s rather wishy-washy mystical plotting, which once enthralled but now feels somewhat naïve (especially in the wake of Weerasethakul).