3-4. This movie has a master's handle on the cinematic toolkit; the way it's able to evoke using space, light, color, and music in such a way that the function rings clear almost every time is astounding to take in. That being said; I'm ambivalent about the agency that comes from grief-based narratives, and the depth of the characters outside the heroine. But still, just a gut-punch all around, this one.
8.5/10 (03. 06. 2017). re-watched the film after 4-5 years with the first time, i feel myself so sick when i had meant about this masterpiece so underrated. the magic by Krzysztof Kieślowski and his faith, feeling, merger of music and movie are close to my fav Bergman.
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.
It's easy to fall in love with the portrait of this woman's struggle. However, I dare to say that due to its strong and guiding start, it felt that it got somewhat lost - as if it was abdicating from its emotional depth. This particular transition did not seem to be organic.
masterpiece without debate. No words can characterize. Believe it is binoche's finest performance. Do you long to feel utter sadness and pain in one moment and hope in the next? Watch. I felt as if I was walked in the fog of this film's beauty - was transported for a time to my own subconscious. I felt it, breathed it, shed tears. one of few movies I will watch over and over and own.