Three Colors: Blue


Part of Loft Staff Selects, a monthly series showcasing film favorites chosen by our amazing Loft Cinema staff! This month’s Loft Staff Selects film was chosen by CLARICE BALES, PROJECTIONIST!

“Masterful … a penetrating, hypnotic meditation on liberty and loss … Juliette Binoche gives a brilliant performance.” – Hal Hinson, Washington Post

In the moving first film of the “Three Colors” trilogy — each part tells a stand-alone story — Oscar-winner 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. Masterfully directed by celebrated Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski (Decalog), shot in sapphire tones by Sławomir Idziak, and set to an extraordinary operatic score by Zbigniew Preisner, Blue is an overwhelming sensory experience. Also starring Julie Delpy and Emmanuelle Riva. (Dir. by Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1993 France/Poland/Switzerland, in French/Polish/Romanian with English subitles, 98 mins. Rated R)