Three Colors: Blue

Drama | French with English subtitles | 94 minutes

Info

In a tragic car accident, Julie survives while her husband, Patrice, a famous symphony composer, and her daughter, are killed. After release from the hospital, Julie empties her country home, destroys Patrice’s unfinished score, and rents an apartment in Paris.  In a TV interview, Julie hears  Olivier, Patrice’s former music collaborator, state that he intends to complete the symphony they were working on. The interview also includes a video showing Patrice involved with an attractive young woman. Enraged, Julie asks Olivier to stop working on the symphony while she tracks down Patrice’s supposed mistress. Her name is Sandrine. Julie meets Sandrine, notices she is pregnant and is told the father is Patrice. In an act of extreme generosity, Julie offers Sandrine her house, which she says would be ideal for raising a child. Julie also restarts her relationship with Olivier and is now willing to help him complete the score. The symphony is performed. It concludes with a Greek chorus praising the divine love in Saint Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. 

Cast
Juliette Binoche (Julie de Courcy) / Benoit Régent (Olivier Benoit) / Florence Pernel (Sandrine)
Why Stream This Film?
BLUE, the first film in Kieslowski’s Trilogy, is a huge success. The film effectively penetrates the life of a woman whose husband and daughter  die in a car accident and the unpredictable ways she deals with this tragedy.   
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 98% Metacritic Score: 85
  • Metacritic Score: 85
Accolades
  • Venice Film Festival: Winner, Best Film; Best Director (Krzysztof Kieslowski); Best Actress (Juliette Binoche); Best Cinematography (Slawomir Idziak)
  • César Awards, France: Winner, Best Film; Best Actress (Juliette Binoche); Best Director (Kieslowski)
  • Goya Awards: Winner, Best European Film
  • Golden Globes: Nominated, Best Film; Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
In BLUE, the Polish filmmaker Kieslowski’s penetrating, hypnotic meditation on liberty and loss, the title refers not only to the visual palette of the film but also to its dominant mood. Juliette Binoche has just the right quality of wounded bereavement to make us feel that the woman is capable of anything: that she feels liberated, enraged, free as a bird.
Hal Hinson

Washington Post

There is nothing ordinary or banal about the way Kieslowski has gone about his business here. Though he starts with conventional story elements, he conveys them with a striking combination of focused acting, unexpected images, music strong enough to be a physical presence, and a sensitivity to light, color and textures.
Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times

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