Three Colors: Blue (Trois couleurs: Bleu)
Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
$12 / $8 Speed and Alliance Française members
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. 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. 1993, France/Poland/Switzerland, 4K DCP, in French, Romanian, and Polish with English subtitles, 98 minutes. Rated R.