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Three Colours: Blue
 
 

Directed by Krysztof Kieslowski, Poland 1993
98 mins. French and Polish dialogue with English sub-titles

WINNER : GOLDEN LION AT 1993 VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

 
Summary:
 

Kieslowski's film - the first of three inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution - is an arresting study of notions of individual freedom in the modern world.  Failing to find the courage to commit suicide after the death of her husband and daughter in a car crash, Julie (Binoche) decides to build a new, anonymous and wholly independent life.  Leaving her country mansion for a Paris apartment, she finds that freedom is not as easy to achieve as she had hoped.

 
What the Critics say:
 

"There is no facile moralising, simply a lucid examination of a woman's state of mind.  Binoche responds with her best work to date: quiet, strong, stubborn and deeply aware that the heart holds mysteries neither we nor those close to us will ever understand."  (Geoff Andrew - Time Out)


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