All I really remember about this film was that I was a young and a inexperienced cinema lover, and at the time it was a powerful experience to watch a story being told with such long periods of silence. Maybe my memory is indeed a color, and a sense of sensory, emotional landscape. And not like the usual effect time has on the memory of stories: the story was whispered in my ear, and now I can only tell my version.
Perfect soundtrack. One of my favourite final scenes; it's incredibly moving. For me, a great soundtrack can make a great film, and a great soundtrack combined with great visual aesthetics can make it a favourite. This was an instant favourite!
Probably the movie of the three colour trilogy wich as the strongest used of colour as a caracter. By that, I think it makes this movie in my humble opinion the most beautiful of the three and my personal favourite.
a movie about embracing grief, and grief returning the embrace in kind. I'm actually kind of glad I didn't like The Double Life of Veronique that much so that I could watch this with lowered expectations and have it obliterate me
Watching this again, and watching Kieslowski himself breakdown some of the scenes, reminded me instantly how this movie was nothing short of a masterpiece. The music is so powerful, it is actually a living breathing character on its own. We could sit and break this film down and write dissertations on it, and talk about it for decades.
Kieslowski's masterpiece is a truly tragic and beautiful study of finding yourself in extreme tragedies. Binoche's performance inspires and his direction is beyond amazing. Every frame of this film is true beauty.