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We're streaming Krzysztof Kieslowski's brilliant trilogy live on the site. And we'd like you to join our discussion about the films

"When Krzysztof Kieslowski died on March 13, 1996," wrote Richard Williams a decade later in the Guardian, "it was as though a certain kind of cinema had come to an end along with him." A retrospective look at our archive content on the Polish director hammers home his point: this was a man of rare vision and brilliance. And his central achievement, the Three Colours trilogy – which takes its titles from the colours of the French flag, and inspiration from the political ideals at the heart of the Republic (liberty, equality, fraternity) – is an uncontested landmark in European cinema.

It was also, sadly, his final achievement: Kieslowski took early retirement at 52 after making the last in the trilogy, Red, then had a fatal heart attack two years later. It makes »

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