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Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski

France, Poland, Switzerland 1994 92 mins. In Polish, French with subtitles

The second film of the Three Colors trilogy is the most comic of the bunch and one of the funniest films of Kieślowski’s career, tackling the concept of equality through an absurd tale of divorce and its aftermath. Polish immigrant Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski) and his wife Dominique (Julie Delpy) separate on utterly humiliating terms: Karol failed to consummate their marriage. Determined to gain revenge, Karol takes up a series of foolhardy, mostly illegal schemes in order to make tons of money, learn French, and ultimately see Dominique humiliated herself. Perhaps a bit far to go, no? Like the entire trilogy, White is beautifully written, shot, and acted—a testament to Kieślowski’s immeasurable talents behind the camera. Winner, Best Director, 1994 Berlinale. In Polish and French with English subtitles.

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