The color red

In this kaleidoscope of narratives, the common thread of red weaves through the stories, binding together tales of deception, destiny, consequences, and the allure of the unknown. Each film, a unique brushstroke in the canvas of the human experience, paints the theme of “Red” in intriguing and unexpected strokes.

The Color red is perhaps the most enigmatic and powerful tool we have to express our emotions, from the red ocher painted cave walls in the distant past to modern traffic lights.


The Red Cap

India, 14 minutes
Amidst the rich cultural hues of India, an elderly woman extends an unusual invitation to her tenants, beckoning them to a seemingly ordinary dinner. Little do they know, the feast holds a dark secret as red becomes the color of deception.

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The Red Cap

India, 14 minutes
Amidst the rich cultural hues of India, an elderly woman extends an unusual invitation to her tenants, beckoning them to a seemingly ordinary dinner. Little do they know, the feast holds a dark secret as red becomes the color of deception.

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The Red Trees

Sweden, 30 minutes
Beneath the cool Nordic skies, a paranoid gentleman clutches a valuable suitcase, setting forth on a taxi journey. Yet, the red-tinged paranoia transforms his expedition into a perilous odyssey, leaving a trail of crimson consequences.

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Red Skies

USA, 9 minutes
As storm clouds gather over the American horizon, a man prepares for the impending tempest. Amidst the boxes, he stumbles upon something alien, bathed in an otherworldly red glow. The approaching storm becomes a backdrop to an unexpected encounter with the unknown.

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In the vast tapestry of symbolism and cultural significance, the color red emerges as a multifaceted hue, weaving through the myths and stories of humanity. It is an emblem of passion and love, igniting the flames of intense emotions that define the human experience. With regal robes and royal insignia, red becomes a manifestation of power and authority, a visual proclamation of dominance. Yet, its bold and assertive presence extends beyond the realms of privilege, as it universally signals warning and danger, demanding attention and caution. Across diverse cultures, red transcends borders, embodying luck and prosperity in Chinese traditions and playing a pivotal role in the ceremonial practices of Native American cultures.

In the spiritual realm, red is grounded in the symbolism of the base chakra, connecting individuals to the Earth and their primal instincts. As a symbol of sacrifice and blood, red holds a profound resonance, representing the selfless act of giving life for a higher purpose. Taking on mystical dimensions, it signifies the supernatural, magic, and the extraordinary in various folklore and myths. Red, as the color of revolutionary fervor, stands as a testament to the spirit of change and rebellion that echoes through history. Finally, in the eternal flame, red becomes a symbol of everlasting life, its brilliance persisting against the backdrop of time, a timeless emblem of endurance.


Clarissa Jacobson is an actress, a creator, a screen writer, a filmmaker and has her own label.

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