Three Colors - White

Trzy Kolory - Biały

1994, 91 minutes




Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski

Screenplay: Krzysztof Kieślowski

Cinematographer: Edward Kłosiński

Music: Zbigniew Preisner

Producer: Marin Karmitz

Principal Cast: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Stuhr, Jerzy Trela, Cezary Pazura


This is the second of the Three Colors trilogy, Red, White, and Blue; the colors symbolizing liberty, equality and fraternity. White, therefore, was written around the destructive dynamics of a relationship based upon great inequality. Karol, a Polish hairdresser living in Paris, is divorced by his beautiful wife for his inability to "consummate the marriage." Karol loses all of his earthly possessions and is literally driven out of France. Forced to begin anew, he returns to Poland and plans a clever scheme of revenge against her.


Contact Bozena Sobolewska

Copyright © 1998–2002 University of Rochester
Last modified: Tuesday, 13-Oct-2009 11:11:06 EDT