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Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)

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Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)

Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)
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Three Colors: Blue is the first part of Kieslowski's trilogy on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. Blue is the story of Julie who loses her husband, an acclaimed European composer and her young daughter in a car accident. The film's theme of liberty is manifested in Julie's attempt to start life anew free of personal commitments, belongings grief and love. She intends to spiritually commit suicide by withdrawing from the world and live completely independently, anonymously and in solitude in the Parisian metropolis. Despite her intentions, people from her former and present life intrude with their own needs. However, the reality created by the people who need and care about her, a surprising discovery and the music around which the film revolves heals Julie and irresistably draws her back to the land of the living. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0108394/plotsummary)

Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)

Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)

Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)

The first installment of the late Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski's trilogy on Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, the three colors of the French flag. Blue is the most somber of the three, a movie dominated by feelings of grief. As the film begins, a car accident claims the life of a well-known composer. His wife, played by Juliette Binoche does not so much put the pieces of her life back together as start an entirely new existence….

Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)

Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)

Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)

She moves to Paris, where she dissolves into a wordless life virtually without other people. Kieslowski attaches an almost subconscious significance to the color blue, but primarily he focuses on Binoche's luminous face, and the way her subtle shifts in emotion flicker and disappear. The picture may be more enigmatic than the follow-ups White and Red, but Binoche's quiet, heartbreaking presence becomes spellbinding; her performance won the best actress prize at the Venice Film Festival in 1993. (–Robert Horton - Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com)

Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)

Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)

Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)

Kieslowski takes his time in telling his story. Things do not happen quickly, nor are events momentous when they occur. The pacing is slow and languorous, but certainly never boring. Unlike most movies made today, this is a quiet, subtle film. Kieslowski and his cinematographer do a lot with the lighting, particularly in the scenes in the swimming pool. Those shots are awash in soft, evocative blue hues that give the scenes an exquisite, dream-like feel. (amazon.com)

Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)

Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)

Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)

Julie Vignon: Now I have only one thing left to do: nothing. I don't want any belongings, any memories. No friends, no love. Those are all traps. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0108394/quotes)

Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)

Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)

Krzysztof Kieslowski-Trois couleurs, Bleu (1993)