Three Colors: Red

Three Colors: Red ★★★★½

Three Colours: Red counts upon the ever contradictive argument between free will and the foreordained. It holds a bold visual style, and there's a sensuality to every scene which resonates with a celestial significance. It explores and evaluates the interrelatedness between two characters of different generations whose lives gradually evolve in manners that neither of them can appear to govern with their more contemporary groups, despite the two characters possessing a general outlook on life which are in direct disagreement. 

The movie is fascinating and beautifully realised, and a few of the scenes and exchanges of dialogue are exceptional. It is the most interesting of the Three Colours trilogy, which explores French Revolutionary ideals; Blue and White precede it, and it penetratingly raises questions which it doesn't quickly provide answers to; the performances from the whole cast are terrific and compressed with pathos, especially Jean-Louis Trintignant and Irène Jacob. This movie possesses a satisfying examination of some intricate and distinct themes.

Paul Elliott liked these reviews