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Kieślowski and the Antipolitics of Color: A Reading of the "Three Colors" Trilogy

From: Cinema Journal
41, Number 2, Winter 2002
pp. 41-66 | 10.1353/cj.2002.0001



This essay aligns the emphasis on color in Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Three Colors" trilogy with his explicit renunciation of political discourse. The trilogy undermines the bipolarity so often associated with such discourse through the antithetical meanings its narratives associate with the colors and through the existentialism that propels each of the principal characters unexpectedly from one position to its opposite.