Three Colors: Blue

Three Colors: Blue

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski • 1993 • France
Starring Juliette Binoche, Benoit Régent

In the devastating first film of the Three Colors trilogy, Juliette Binoche gives a tour de force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic death of her husband and young daughter. But BLUE is more than just a blistering study of grief; it's also a tale of liberation, as Julie attempts to free herself from the past while confronting truths about the life of her late husband, a composer. Shot in sapphire tones by Sławomir Idziak, and set to an extraordinary operatic score by Zbigniew Preisner, BLUE is an overwhelming sensory experience.

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Three Colors: Blue
  • Three Colors: Blue

    Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski • 1993 • France
    Starring Juliette Binoche, Benoit Régent

    In the devastating first film of the Three Colors trilogy, Juliette Binoche gives a tour de force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic death of her husband and young daughter. But BLUE i...

Extras

  • Krzysztof Kieślowski on BLUE

    In this piece from 1994, director Krzysztof Kieślowski discusses a scene from BLUE, and specifically his idea behind a close-up shot of a sugar cube.

  • On BLUE

    The following 2011 video essay was written and narrated by film studies professor Annette Insdorf, author of “Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieślowski.”

  • THREE COLORS: BLUE Selected-Scene Commentary

    In this audio commentary from 2004, actor Juliette Binoche revisits selected scenes from Blue.

  • Zbigniew Preisner on Krzysztof Kieślowski

    In this interview, recorded in 2011, composer Zbigniew Preisner recalls his harmonious collaboration with director Krzysztof Kieślowski on the THREE COLORS trilogy, NO END, DEKALOG, and THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VÉRONIQUE.

  • Reflections on BLUE

  • Krzysztof Kieślowski: The Early Years

    In this interview program from 2003, film critic Geoff Andrew, filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, cinematographer Sławomir Idziak, film studies professor Annette Insdorf, and actor Irène Jacob examine director Krzysztof Kieślowski’s formative years and the political and social circumstances that shaped...

  • The Face

    Directed by Piotr Studzinski • 1966 • Poland

    While a film student in Łódź, Krzysztof Kieślowski portrayed a tortured artist in his classmate Piotr Studzinski’s short THE FACE.

  • The Tram

    Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski • 1966 • Poland

    While a film student in Łódź, Krzysztof Kieślowski made the 1966 silent short THE TRAM, about a flirtatious boy and a pretty girl. The film is presented here courtesy of the Polish National Film, Television, and Theatre School in Łódź.

  • Barry Jenkins on THE THREE COLORS TRILOGY