In the devastating first film of the Three Colours trilogy, Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic death of her husband and young daughter, attempts to free herself from the past while confronting truths about the life of her late partner, a composer.
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What a movie we have here my friends, it has definitely become my personal favorite from the trilogy. This movie explores beautifully one of the most intense feelings of our human experience; Kieślowski nailed it transporting us to the heart of our heroine Julie through an amazing story and a master execution of details. This is one the few films that are able to touch me in a really personal level, it's pure poetry.
The emotional intrigue and the way Kieslowski brings you in emotionally has always been present in his films, but this is the first time I’ve responded so much to the sheer cinema of his work. There is some brilliant stuff going on here, and there is no shortage of brilliant shots, editing, and cinematic weight and impression in this one. Easily Kieslowski’s best film that I’ve seen thus far.
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!
This is my favorite of Kieslowski's trilogy. First, because I was in love with Juliette Binoche, circa 1993, and she is radiantly (and tragically) beautiful in this film. Second, of the three films, this one is a more complete realization of Kieslowski's theme. Third, Idziak's cinematography connects the eye to the brain and follows through to the heart.