Three Colors – Blue

Trzy kolory: niebieski, 1993, 100 min.

Three Colors - Blue (1993)

Production

Director Krzysztof Kieslowski, Agnieszka Holland, Slawomir Idziak
Screenplay Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz, Edward Zebrowski
Cinematography Slawomir Idziak
Music Zbigniew Preisner
Art Direction Claude Lenoi
Producer Marin Karmitz

Cast

Julie Juliette Binoche
Oliver Benoit Regent
Sandrine Florence Pernel
Lucille Charlotte Very
Journalist Helene Vincent
Estate Agent Philippe Volter
Karol Karol Zbigniew Zamachowski

Story

After moving to France, Kieslowski embarked on the ambitious Three Colors trilogy, an examination of how the ideals of the French Revolution manifest themselves in daily life.  Binoche gives a moving performance as the young widow of a famous composer who pieces together the fragments of his life even as she tries to free herself from his memory.  “Blue is about liberty, the imperfections of human liberty…How far are we free from feelings?  Is love a prison?  Or is it freedom?” (Kieslowski)