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Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski

France, Poland, Switzerland 1994 99 mins. In French with subtitles

Both the final film of the Three Colors trilogy and the final film of Kieślowski’s long and storied career (one that began with his first short film Tramway in 1966), Red takes up the idea of fraternity via a story of the surprising bonds that form when least expected. Valentine (Irène Jacob in her finest role), a model and university student in Geneva, uncovers a complex web of deceit involving an older man living in her building, the retired judge Joseph Kern (Jean-Louis Trintignant). Despite Kern’s transgressions, he and Valentine build a relationship forged on trust and feeling, while down the street a tangle of emotion and desire ensnares a young man and his on-again-off-again girlfriend. One of the best last films of all time, Kieślowski’s Red is another stunning entry into a filmography laden with masterpieces—and a film which many consider his very best. In French with English subtitles.

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