I didn't expect to cry. I'd admired Blue's aesthetic and storytelling beauty, but I felt distanced somehow. But then, in the final montage, the film's pain and beauty and hope let out a flood. Maybe because Binoche does such a great job (surely a key influence on Carrie Coon's Leftovers performance) or the fluid direction or that score. Or all of it. Many imitations but none have come close to the power this holds.
A touching story of ignorance and fragility, with a movement which does not exist, but give us the inner feeling of a human being with all of the rainbow colors and one vibrant color of pain and happiness - blue as the sky. The scenes with her eye and with a reflection of objects in her eye gave me the feeling of distance in which she survived by herself. In the very end, this is the story of Julie's self-acceptance.
People handle grief in different ways and despite the film essentially meaning 'liberty' it still has Julie attempting to forget her life after such tragedy until eventually coming to a sort of compromise and making peace. Blue can still mean melancholy and Julie has intense moments when the colour overcomes her accompanied with orchestral music that she can't escape no matter how hard she tries. The blues indeed.
Julie found her music everywhere, consuming others lives, men, women. Put a cat in with the mice. She cries, because she understands it really it is kind of bad. She simply lives. Then the symphony fills her life to its brim - her music IS everywhere. And all the sacrifice is for something beautiful, something that is her, too, but that is captivating in a more agreeable way. Its expression, not enslavement. Euphoria
Fascinating tale of a woman finding emotional liberty after trying to cut all ties with her past. It's also very cinematic, and is able to evoke a lot of emotion through its acting, lighting/color, music, and cinematography. The lack of overarching conflict outside the heroine makes it a little less engaging, but still a very nice watch.
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.