Three Colours: BlueTrois couleurs: Bleu
Krzysztof Kieslowski / France/Poland/Switzerland/UK 1993 / 1h38m / Digital / French, Romanian and Polish with English subtitles
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Régent, Florence Pernel, Charlotte Véry, Hélène Vincent.
Following the Polish director's highly acclaimed 'Dekalog' and 'The Double Life of Veronique', Krzysztof Kieslowski's new project is a trilogy of feature length films. 'Three colours, three films: blue, white and red. They need to be understood on two levels - as separate pieces of work and as an ensemble, a trilogy in which I explore the present meaning of the three ideas of the French Revolution: Freedom, Equality and Brotherhood. The first story takes place in France, the second in Poland and the third in Switzerland.' 'Krzysztof Kieslowski'.In the first film 'Blue', a psychological drama, Julie (Juliette Binoche) loses her husband Patrice, a composer, and their young daughter Anna in a car accident. Julie tries to begin a new life, anonymous, independent, cutting herself off from her friends, love and music - everything she had in abundance before but now has lost. A music journalist suspects Julie of being the author of her husband's work. Julie denies it, perhaps a bit too abruptly... Step by step, we follow Julie's life as she avoids the traps which threaten her new freedom. Music and the gift to create it is the trap into which Julie finally falls.