Three Colors: Blue (1993)

“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. ” – Julie

Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 May 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Following the tragic death of her husband and young daughter in a car accident, a woman tries to find a way to cope with life.

My Take on it – This is yet another film that I have been curious about (along with the other two films of the Trilogy) for years yet due to the fact that the film is in French, I have purposely avoided it for over two and a half decades.

The idea presented here is an amazing one and they do a wonderful job showing us a character who does all she can in order to try and move on with her life following her own personal tragedy, yet everywhere she turns she is reminded of her past life and cannot find a way to completely close herself off and disassociate herself from everything she accomplished beforehand.

Juliette Binoche is truly superb in this film in the lead role and manages to help make the story feel even more realistic by the way that she portrays the character.

Loved the expert use of colors in this film especially blue (obviously) and this only enhances the idea that the world is filled with beacons that point us in certain directions no matter how hard we try to avoid them.

Can’t wait to see the other two films in this trilogy.

Bottom Line – Such an interesting idea because it shows how one person does all she can to try and move on with her life yet she cannot find a way to disassociate herself from all that she accomplished and created beforehand no matter how hard she tries. Binoche is amazing in the lead role and makes the story seem so realistic to watch. The expert use of the color of Blue in this film is so apparent throughout and it only enhances the idea that there are certain things in the world that drive us in a particular direction even when we try and find ways to resist it. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Olivier has tracked down Julie but is then ignored by her, there is a close-up of Julie allowing a sugar cube to soak up her coffee. Deeming that the sugar cube had to soak up the coffee in precisely 5 seconds, Krzysztof Kieslowski had his assistant director test multiple brands (which soaked with coffee anywhere from 3 to 11 seconds) to find one that took just the correct time. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)


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