Leeds International Film Festival have teamed up with Pictureville Cinema in Bradford to present the new 4k restoration by Curzon of the Three Colours Trilogya cinematic masterpiece created by the legendary Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski. The trilogy consists of three films - Three Colours: Blue, Three Colours: White and Three Colours: Red - each representing one color of the French flag and exploring the themes of liberty, equality, and fraternity.

Pictureville Cinema in Bradford is Yorkshire’s biggest independent cinema and is renowned for its cutting-edge technology and commitment to showcasing the best in cinema from the latest releases and family favourites to arthouse films, restored classics, retrospectives and more. Located in the National Science and Media Museum, this cinema is home to one of the largest cinema screens in the UK and offers an immersive cinematic experience that is second to none. The beautiful auditorium, with its iconic red tabs and famous curved screen, is host to hundreds of films and events every year including the Widescreen Weekend film festival which attracts cinema-goers from around the world and celebrates some of cinema's boldest and most exciting formats.

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Three Colours: Blue (April 8 - April 9) is the first in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s acclaimed trilogy and tells the story of Julie (in a stunning performance by Juliet Binoche) who is struggling to come to terms with the death of her husband and child. Devastated, she tries to make a new start but begins to uncover some unpleasant facts about her husband’s life. Three Colours: Blue was released to immediate success, winning the top prizes at the 1993 Venice Film Festival and unanimous praise from critics and audiences worldwide. 

Three Colours: White (April 14 - April 16), the second film in the Three Colours trilogy is an ironic dark comedy about a man who plots revenge on his ex-wife (Julie Delphy) after his life falls apart. Tonally lighter than the other Three Colours films, White is a witty, bittersweet anti-comedy which explores the revolutionary theme of equality as represented by its colour on the French flag.

Three Colours: Red (April 22 - April 23) is the final film in the trilogy and is often considered Kieślowski’s masterpiece, released to universal critical acclaim shortly before Kieślowski’s death and nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Director. It tells the story of a model named Valentine (Irène Jacob) whose own life becomes entangled in the life of a retired judge when she rescues his dog from a car accident. The film explores themes of love, coincidence, and the interconnectedness of all things and ties together the previous films of the trilogy. 

Together, the Three Colours Trilogy represents a tour-de-force of cinematic storytelling, featuring Kieślowski's signature themes of human connection and the search for meaning in life. The trilogy has won numerous awards and accolades since its release in the 1990s and has become a beloved classic of world cinema.

Don't miss the unique chance to experience these timeless films in all their restored, high-definition glory on the big screen.