Three Colors: Red

Three Colors: Red ★★★★★

Bursting Bubbles.

Watching the Three Colors trilogy has been the most consistent cinematic experiences I’ve had in a long time. Each one is uniquely brilliant in its own right - exploring the need for genuine human connection through conversations that have grown beyond the ho-hum pleasantries that plague most daily interactions.

And while all three are noteworthy, I’d say Red comes out on top. This is due to its central figure - Valentine. It is her air of optimism and empathetic nature in the face of opposition that makes her story so appealing. Like those in Blue and White, she’s no stranger to sorrow, yet rather than retreating into her own world, she chooses to carry the burdens of others. Sad boy Richter is a perfect catalyst for all this. It's debatable whether this relationship is a healthy one, but it sure makes for a great set of character studies.

Bowl liked these reviews