(out of 5)

Original title:  Trois Couleurs: Bleu

The first chapter of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s French flag trilogy (followed by White and the superb Red) is this beautifully photographed drama.  is excellent (as usual) as a musician’s wife who is thrust into an empty emotional void when a car accident leaves her the only survivor of her husband and daughter. Powerful static images and haunting music conspire to make an unforgettable experience, though a difficult one that doesn’t give the same kind of elation you get from watching the last of the trilogy.

MK2 Productions, CED Productions, France 3 Cinéma, CAB Productions, Zespol Filmowy “Tor”, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe

France/Poland/Switzerland, 1993

Directed by

Scenario by Krzysztof Kieslowski, , collaboration with ,

Cinematography by Slawomir Idziak

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by

Golden Globe Award Nominations
Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama (Juliette Binoche)
Best Foreign Language Film (France)
Best Original Score-Motion Picture (Zbigniew Preisner)

2 Comments Add yours

  1. vinnieh says:

    Binoche is so good in this film, the way she conveys her character’s turmoil through the smallest nuance is remarkable.

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