Three Colours Trilogy: White / Trzy kolory: Biały

Comedy/Drama/Romance. Year: 1994. 1 hour 32 minutes.
Rated: M – Violence & sex scenes.
Polish, French with English subtitles.
Restored DCP

Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Screenplay: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Cast: Zbigniew Zamachowski / Julie Delpy / Janusz Gajos / Jerzy Stuhr

Silver Berlin Bear, Best Director, Berlin Film Festival 1994

The most playful and also the grittiest of Kieślowski’s Three Colours films follows the adventures of Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski), a Polish immigrant living in France. The hapless hairdresser opts to leave Paris for his native Warsaw when his wife (Julie Delpy) sues him for divorce (her reason: their marriage was never consummated) and then frames him for arson after setting her own salon ablaze. White, which goes on to chronicle Karol Karol’s elaborate revenge plot, manages to be both a ticklish dark comedy about the economic inequalities of Eastern and Western Europe and a sublime reverie about twisted love.

"White is the anti- comedy, in between the anti- tragedy and the anti- romance."
Roger Ebert

Short film programme

Kieslowski Shorts presented by Lodz Film School


Tram /  Tramwaj

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Fiction. Year: 1966. 5 minutes 32 sec. Rated: G.

A young man and a girl travel on an empty, night tram. The man is trying to attract the girl’s attention.

Office / Urzad

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Documentary. Year: 1966. 5 minutes 47 sec.

This documentary consists entirely of interactions at a social benefits office service window, with a clerk handling various requests by people seeking state aid. The film portrays the intense bureaucracy that existed in Polish government services at the time, with the people being turned away for various ridiculous procedural violations.

Concert of Requests / Koncert Zyczen

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Fiction. Year: 1967. 16 minutes. Rated: PG – Parental Guidance Recommended.

A conflict between an organized trip participants and a couple of motorcyclists.

The Face / Twarz

Krzysztof Kieslowski (acting role)

Fiction. Year: 1966. 7 minutes. Rated: PG – Parental Guidance Recommended.

Portrait of the artist undergoing an inner conflict.