An Image / Rouge (Kieslowski)

A film which spells out its themes in darkly lit red cinematography. Krysztof Kieslowski's romantic and very much auteuristic Red (Rouge) is a cinematic wet dream filled with images that take your breath away and a story that ends up being both touching and mesmerizing. Irene Jacob is the focus and the below images show the power and strength of the best film in Kieslowski's Trois Couleurs triolgy. It's almost impossible to share feelings about a movie such as this one because there is something very mystical and wordless about it. It is a meditation on fate, chance and parallel lives. A movie that has frustrated some and breathlessly dazzled others. The attention to detail is delicate and bravely done. There is a shade of red in almost every frame, enhancing Jacob's beauty and imprinting a melancholic theme to the overall film. I fell for her the first time I encountered Red, her beauty spoke of truthfulness and a sexual honesty that could not be shaken.


Title card...


Looking...


Thinking...


Stretching...


Posing...


Concerned...


Blowing...


Praying...
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Alexandre FABBRI said...

Irene has also just released a CD album with her brother Francis Jacob. More information can be found in my Diary entry of 20 September 2010 on my website, Kieslowski's World.

If you visit, please don't hesitate to leave your name and website details in my Guestbook. Also, I have a Forum on the films of Kieslowski which I am trying to get off the ground, so, please, if you have a question, do post it under one of the headings. I am sure you will get an answer very soon, if not by me, then by another passing enthusiast of Kieslowski's films.

A bientot!

Anonymous said...

Certainly, certainly.

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