Memphis in May

PART OF THE MEMPHIS IN MAY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL'S SALUTE TO POLAND

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IDA (2014)

7 pm Wednesday, May 6, 2015 @ Studio on the Square

Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film

From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski comes Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past.

In this beautifully directed film, Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for the first time in his career to confront some of the more contentious issues in the history of his birthplace. The weight of history is everywhere, but the scale falls within the scope of a young woman learning about the secrets of her own past. This intersection of the personal with momentous historic events makes for what is surely one of the most powerful and affecting films of last year.

Critics' Pick! "One of the finest European films in recent memory." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"A compact gem of perfection. A total marvel." - Dana Stevens, Slate


KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI'S THREE COLORS

This boldly cinematic trio of stories about love and loss, from Krzysztof Kieślowski was a defining event of the art-house boom of the 1990s. The films are named for the colors of the French flag and stand for the tenets of the French Revolution — liberty, equality, and fraternity — but that hardly begins to explain their enigmatic beauty and rich humanity. 

Set in Paris, Warsaw, and Geneva, and ranging from tragedy to comedy, Blue, White, and Red (Kieślowski’s final film) examine with artistic clarity a group of ambiguously interconnected people experiencing profound personal disruptions. Marked by intoxicating cinematography and stirring performances by such actors as Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Irène Jacob, and Jean-Louis Trintignant, Kieślowski’s Three Colors is a benchmark of contemporary cinema.

BLUE (1993)

Juliette Binoche in Blue

7 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @ Studio on the Square

In the devastating first film of the Three Colors trilogy, Juliette Binoche gives a tour de force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic deaths of her husband and young daughter.

WHITE (1994)

Julie Delpy in White

7 pm Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ Studio on the Square

The most playful and also the grittiest of Kieślowski’s Three Colors films follows the adventures of Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski), a Polish immigrant living in France. White is both a dark comedy about the economic inequalities of Eastern and Western Europe and a reverie about twisted love.

RED (1994)

Irène Jacob in Red

7 pm Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ Studio on the Square

Krzysztof Kieślowski closes his Three Colors trilogy in grand fashion with an incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irène Jacob as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva whose life intersects with that of a bitter retired judge, played by Jean‑Louis Trintignant.