Three Colors: Red

Three Colors: Red

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski • 1994 • France
Starring Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Krzysztof Kieślowski closes his Three Colors trilogy in grand fashion, with an incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irène Jacob as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva whose life dramatically intersects with that of a bitter retired judge, played by Jean-Louis Trintignant. Meanwhile, just down the street, a seemingly unrelated story of jealousy and betrayal unfolds. RED is an intimate look at forged connections and a splendid final statement from a remarkable filmmaker at the height of his powers.

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Three Colors: Red
  • Three Colors: Red

    Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski • 1994 • France
    Starring Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant

    Krzysztof Kieślowski closes his Three Colors trilogy in grand fashion, with an incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irène Jacob as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva who...

Extras

  • On RED

    The following 2011 video essay about Krzysztof Kieślowski’s RED was written and narrated by film writer Dennis Lim.

  • Kieślowski’s Cinema Lesson: RED

    In this piece from 1994, director Krzysztof Kieślowski discusses the final editing of the scene from RED where Rita, the dog, runs away, which he refers to as “the first critical moment in the film.”

  • Irène Jacob on Krzysztof Kieślowski

    In this interview, recorded in 2011, actor Irène Jacob discusses her experiences working with director Krzysztof Kieślowski (she also appeared in his film THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VÉRONIQUE), and talks about her and costar Jean-Louis Trintignant’s tightly choreographed performances in RED.

  • Marin Karmitz on RED

    In the following interview from 2001, Marin Karmitz, producer of the THREE COLORS trilogy, recalls the making of RED and the insistence in Hollywood that the film be considered for the Academy Awards.

  • Jacques Witta on RED

    In this 2001 interview, Jacques Witta, editor of BLUE and RED, reveals why certain scenes (and parts of shots) in RED were ultimately removed, and shares anecdotes about director Krzysztof Kieślowski’s process in the editing room.

  • Kieślowski at Cannes, 1994

    This short documentary, shot at the time of RED’s world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, includes interviews with director Krzysztof Kieślowski and actors Irène Jacob and Jean-Louis Trintignant, as well as footage of Kieślowski announcing his retirement from filmmaking.

  • Behind the Scenes of RED

    The following piece juxtaposes footage of Krzysztof Kieślowski directing RED with the corresponding scenes as they appear in the film.

  • I'm So-So . . .

    In 1995, a small video crew interviewed Kieślowski at his home in Poland; RED had been released the previous year, and the director had retired from filmmaking. Presented here is the documentary based on those interviews. Originally broadcast on Danish television, it was completed less than a yea...