in about 100 words or less
France/Poland/Switzerland 99m, Colour
Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski; Cast: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Frederique Feder
The final film of Kieślowski’s meticulous Three Colours Trilogy, Rouge is a story which brings the lives of unconnected characters together in unusual and unexpected ways. A young student and part-time model named Valentine befriends a retired judge who illicitly listens to the telephone conversations of his neighbors. Their chance friendship and an unlikely parallel relationship that has yet to occur are at the heart of this philosophical story of love, loss and betrayal. Though varied are the outcomes which stem from the decisions made in their lives, Red offers hope for the future in the midst of uncertainty (Klaus Ming June 2016).