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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Three Colors: Blue (1993) d. Krzysztof Kieślowski

Juliette Binoche in Blue.

Movie Review
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
d. Krzysztof Kieślowski
Criterion Collection #588

  You don't get more "90s Art House Cinema" than the Three Colors trilogy by  Krzysztof Kieślowski.  Watching Blue on Hulu Plus, I tried to remember the circumstances under which I watched this film for the first time around the year of release.  Parents rented it from a video store?  Maybe Blockbuster I'm guessing? I would have been a senior in high school the year  So I've seen Blue before, but I wasn't adverse to watching it again.  Kieslowski is really at the top of his game in Blue: It's like an amalgamation of a half century of art film styles in a single film.

 Juliette Binoche is impeccable as Julie, the woman who loses both her husband and young daughter in a car crash, and then struggles to distance herself from human relationships, only to discover that such a state of affairs is impossible.  Blue is a potent film, a milestone made all the more remarkable by the fact that it is but the first of a trilogy of masterworks.

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