Title

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

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2002

Journal

Cinema Journal

Volume

41

Issue

2

First Page

41

Last Page

66

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/cj.2002.0001

Abstract

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.