Ciné-Club: Trois Couleurs - Blanc

Ciné-Club: Trois Couleurs - Blanc


Sunday, October 11 at 1:00 p.m.
Free admission - Donations encouraged
This event takes place online - zoom links will be emailed on Sunday morning.

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To join our discussion at 1:00 PM, click here: https://af-chicago.zoom.us/j/81684299797?pwd=a1MwQ29yaWhhdGYwczE5ZnZlaDhyZz09

For more information on how to participate in Ciné-Club, please see the "about" section at the bottom of this page.

Equality in revenge! The second film in Krzysztof Kieślowski's Trois Couleurs trilogy is a story of redemption for the most scorned man in Paris. This week's film is...

Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1994)

Rent on iTunes or Amazon Prime Video, or watch with an HBO Max subscription

 

Karol Karol just got dumped. Pretty badly. The shy Polish immigrant doesn't just lose his wife in this embarassing altercation, but his money, his nice Parisian house, and his friends as well. Reduced to the pitiful state of begging on the street, Karol concocts an elaborate plan to get back at the wife who scorned him, finding that revenge really is the best equalizer. 

This tale of social inequality and the precariousness of modern living marks the second entry in Kieślowski's Trois Couleurs film trilogy, this time focusing on the color white and the value of Equality. Ever an ironist, Kieślowski shows that equality is not accessible for everyone - and the ways of achieving it may not be favorable for all involved. 

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ABOUT CINÉ CLUB:

Isn’t it time you caught up on all those French classics you’ve been meaning to watch? If you’re a cinéphilefrancophile, or just looking for some fun conversation in these isolating times, we’ve got you covered.
Each week, we’ll reveal the film up for discussion by Wednesday on our social media and the events page of our website. We’ll also include some context to consider while watching, and some links for where to view it. You’ll have the rest of the week to watch the film independently and then we’ll group up online via Zoom on Monday at 6:30 PM to discuss. BYOB (or W). Sound good?  

For the sake of inclusivity, the discussion will be in English. When you register, we’ll send you a link for accessing the conversation group. Come full of thoughts or just full of ramblings – we’ll take either, or both! 

Discussion will be led by Matthew Jackson, a former AF culture intern. Matthew studied film at the University of Chicago and spends most of his time blathering about movies online.