Three Colours Red
I was relieved to discover that Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colours trilogy ends as strongly as it begins, with a deceptively surreal story of a catwalk model who befriends an aging, reclusive former judge, after running over his dog. While Valentine (Irene Jacob) and Jean-Louis Trintignant’s veteran voyeur begin to form a meaningful bond through shared loneliness and curiosity, a young couple who live across the street are going through their own drama. The music is used sublimely, the performances are great and unshowy, while the slow reveal that something surreal and otherworldly is going on appeals greatly to my genre-loving sensibilities and left me on an unexpected high.

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