Trois Couleurs: Bleu
Three Colors: Blue
Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski
Only two of the films in Kieslowski's Three Colors trilogy are featured in the book. The second one, Three Colors: White, is skipped. It might make some completists absolutely insane to not watch the entire trilogy. But as you can probably tell from this blog, I am kind of easy going about List stuff. I really don't take it that seriously. Ahem.
Julie loses both her husband and young daughter in a car crash. Nothing else of note really happens, as the rest of the film deals with her coping with her grief.
I really struggled with this one. I didn't expect to, as I adore Juliette Binoche. I would watch that woman do infomercials. Still, I thought the experience was a rather dull one. And I know I am about to make the most obvious statement ever, but everything was so...blue. The concept felt a bit campy to me; the whole blue=depression idea is kind of tired. It all just felt very exaggerated and I don't feel like there were any new insights presented.
Anyway, any film with Juliette Binoche is worth watching. I hope Rouge is more impressive.
Both stars of the sequel, Three Colors: White, make brief appearances in this film.