Dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski
(1994, R, 99 min)
Of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors films, Red is the most elusive. It escaped my grasp, ducking around the corners of disconnected plot details and leading us down a diversionary parallel story that finally dovetails in a twist of fate that — is it fate at all? And if so, what is so fated about it? It’s a cosmic coincidence, delivered with a transfixing sense of import. And yet this is also the most thematically blatant of the three films, a call for human connection made through a lonely man spying on his neighbors’ phone conversations … Read the rest of my review at Culturazzi.org.