I spent the Christmas holidays in Warsaw in 1993. The weather was rotten. Despite that, the booksellers had put up their stalls. On one of them I noticed a little collection of poems by Wislawa Szymborska (*). She is Roman Gren's favorite poet, he is the translator interpreter for "Three Colours". I bought the book for him as a present. We had never met, Wislawa Szymborska and I. I don't ever know if we have friends in common. It was while I was flipping through this book that I found, on page 26 the poem "Love at First Sight", which expresses an idea very close to that of the film "Red".
So I decided to keep the book for myself.
*) A well-known contemorary Polish poet, winner of the Goethe Prize in 1991.