Thanks for replying NeedsMercy,
I am indeed a Kieslowski fan, in fact I’ve seen Blue/White/Red, all 10 episodes/films of the Decalogue, Blind Chance, Camera Buff, and The Double Life of Veronique (featuring the ever lovely Irene Jacob - she is so awesome in this one and in Red). I have also seen a fair number of Wadja’s films also, I would love to discuss his too.
Regarding the “Trois Couleurs,” - genius! Loved all three. These are really sort of a French/Polish collaboration, yes? Only the one, White/Blanc, features Polish actors and parts of it were also filmed in Warsaw. Of the 3, I totally loved Red/Rouge! The usage of the color red was so very dramatic and imaginative. The story, really a love story between the Irene Jacob character and the retired judge was so touching. This film, even today, stands out as a great piece of cinematography. I can’t say enough about this series, only that all 3 are worth watching. Oh yes, the ending of Red also ties together the characters from the previous 2 films. GENIUS!!
The Decalogue, all 10 episodes (on 3 DVDs) are indeed available now. In fact, I get all of these films from Netflix, totally worth the $18 a month. The Decalogue originally was shown as sort of a mini-series on Polish TV when it was first released. Yes, each episode features a poignant moral lesson. Most are difficult, as real life is. I love how all the characters live in this Polish apartment/flat community and, in fact, can be seen in other episodes of this series in minor parts. Makes it feel like a real life neighborhood. Great, excellent film making. On DVDs, you get 3 episodes on 2 discs and 4 stories on the last disc. Worth watching and discussing. You could show this and form an entire theology or moral class on this whole work!
Camera Buff and Blind Chance are a bit difficult and ambiguous, as most of Kielslowki’s works are. They are good. A bit more political since they were made in the 1980’s. The Soviets did censor film work and the directors had to be careful how some things were presented then. Especially if they were taking on the Soviets directly.
Tell me what you’ve seen of this director? Again, you can get any of these films and more on Netflix. Worth watching, all of these.
Have you seen any of Wadja’s films? The 2 that stand out are Ashes and Diamonds (so great!) and of course, Katyn. Wadja is alive and still making films after some 50 years. He’s lived through and seen a lot. Nazis to Soviets to Freedom. What a great man he is.
Glad to meet more fans and write more, please!!
By the way, they also showed Trios Couleurs here in Omaha when it first came out, but I missed it, so happy to find it on DVDs. So good.