UTV World Movies to screen Polish cinema at NCPA


Mumbai: For some who had already seen Kieslowski’s Polish films –– the Three Colours Trilogy were regarded as a kind of "greatest hits" of his Polish films, revisiting many of the themes the director had explored in films such as No End, Blind Chance and of course, the Dekalog series – which had characters from one film make walk-on appearances in others.

Shortly before his death in 1996 he completed another trilogy of films for French producer Marin Karmitz, based appropriately on the ideals symbolized by the colors of the French flag – liberté, égalité, fraternité (freedom, equality and brotherhood).

In The Three Colours Trilogy, Krzysztof Kieslowski brought all his skills and experience to bear on a series of films. UTV World Movies in their quest to bring the best of the global cinema to Indian audience will be screening Three Colours Trilogy between 13 to 15 January at NCPA.

The trilogy consists of three films namely ‘Three colours White, Three colours Red and Three Colours Blue. Three Colours Blue is the first film in the trilogy, taking ‘freedom’ as its theme Blue is a complex film, by necessity entering into a mind that is trying to shut itself down, however it is also much more optimistic in outlook than it may first appear.

In contrast to the reflective meditation of Blue, Three Colours White, with the theme of ‘equality’ is a much more light-hearted film, a black comedy that sets it apart from the other two films in the trilogy.

Although it appears to be the most accessible film in the trilogy, having few of the stylistic complexities of Blue, Three Colours Red dealing with the theme of ‘brotherhood’ or ‘friendship’, is actually the most difficult film in the trilogy to pin down.

UTV World Movies Business Head Business Head says, " UTV world Movies is proud to present Three colours Trilogy as there was a time when the whole world waited for films from the Polish masters Roman Polanski and Kieslowski and the duo influenced all the prolific directors of their time including our own Satyajit Ray in terms of film making and story telling, Three Colours Trilogy is strong and ambitious set of films from the brilliant, experienced director, who had refined his techniques down to an astonishing level of precision. With a technical awareness of the effect every single shot would have on the viewer and a strong humanistic interest, Kieslowski created three exceptional films that operate on many different levels, have a deep personal connection to the director himself and his outlook on life, and represent the finest levels of human characteristics and values.’