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A Timely Blogathon: Ida (2013)
A monochromatic drama set in 1960s Poland, Ida (2013, dir. Paweł Pawlikowski) is a powerful film about identity, whether this is individual, religious, or cultural; and about a young woman who seeks to navigate the muddy waters between her present identity, and a newly discovered one. Well-known for winning the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar […]
Ida (2013): “Who are you?”
Ida (2013, dir. Paweł Pawlikowski) is a truly great film – quietly brilliant, visually stunning, and emotionally powerful. It tells the story of Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska) a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, who, before taking her vows to become a fully initiated nun, discovers a disturbing family secret recalling the horrors of the Nazi […]
Four Silent Shorts: Manhatta (1921); Przygoda Czlowieka Poczciwego (1937); Symphonie Diagonale (1924); Le Ballet Mécanique (1924).
Four silent short films, with short paragraph reviews to accompany them.
Three Colours Trilogy (1993; 1994): A revolutionary triplet of films.
I recently had the privilege of watching the three films that make up Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours Trilogy: Blue (1993), White (1994), and Red (1994). The three films contain separate storylines, but also have interconnecting moments, elements, and events. In this review, as opposed to my previous reviews of each individual film, I will consider […]
Three Colours: Red (1994): “Justice doesn’t deal with the innocent.”
The Three Colours trilogy, directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski, consists of three films: Blue (1993), White (1994), and lastly, Red (1994). This conclusion to the trilogy confronts the French Revolutionary ideal of fraternity, or brotherhood. It lays bare the connections between all three films and, true to Kieślowski’s directing style throughout the whole trilogy, is a mesmerising visual […]
Three Colours: White (1994): Love, revenge, and equality.
Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours Trilogy comprises three films: Blue (1993), White (1994), and Red (1994), based on the famous ideals of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity. This is my second post whilst making my way through the trilogy, and will focus on White. After finishing the trilogy I’ll be posting an overall review […]
Three Colours: Blue (1993): “I don’t want any more friends, belongings, love. They’re all traps.”
Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours Trilogy comprises three films: Blue (1993), White (1994), and Red (1994). The three films are based on the famous ideals of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity. I’ll be posting separately about all three, and then posting an overall review comparing and contrasting them as a trilogy.