Tuesday, June 26, 2012

  • I am currently reading Annette Insdorf's book on Krzysztof Kieślowski- Double Lives, Second Chances. In the chapter on White, she discusses the vision of Julie Delpy's character in a bridal veil. It's never explicit over who's vision it is and the sequence pops up throughout the film without explanation. The film opens with a divorce but ends with a possible reconciliation. The viewer is haunted by the brief visions of the beautiful wife with the white veil. Is it the jilted husband's memory? Is it the frustrated wife's (Delpy), who may still harbor some feelings or at least some happy memories? Is it a foreshadowing of what may happen? A fantasy? A false hope?
    Maybe it was an excuse for a close-up on Ms. Delpy...

    WhiteKrzysztof Kieślowski  1994

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