FILMCLUB in Pietermaritzburg will be screening, Three Colours: Red, the final film in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours Trilogy at the Tatham Art Gallery at 7 pm on Tuesday, May 24.
The Three Colours Trilogy takes the French revolutionary ideal of Fraternité or brotherhood as its theme, and explores the way in which our destinies are shaped by unforeseen events and encounters over which we have no control.
Three Colours: Red tells the story of an unlikely friendship which develops between a young fashion model and a misanthropic retired judge, whose lives intersect through a chance encounter. A young law student who lives opposite the model, but who never meets her, leads a life that corresponds uncannily with the judge’s account of his own experiences as a young man.
Kieslowski’s final film is a fitting conclusion to the trilogy that uses the intertwined stories of lonely urban individuals to create a poetic account of the often-surprising interconnectedness of our lives.
As Film Comment puts it, three films “that seemed to have been carefully distinguished by tone, content and appearance turn out to be the same film, telling the same story of alienation overcome, loneliness dissolved in human warmth and isolation subsumed by a sense of infinite interdependence.”
Tickets are R35 and The Tatham Coffee shop will be offering a soup and bread supper from 6 pm onwards (at a very reasonable R40 per person). Safe parking is available in the government parking lot next to the gallery.