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4 August - 6 September 2019: Three Colours: Blue


Three Colours: Blue
Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1993, 98 min
French with English subtitles

In the devastating first film of the Three Colours trilogy, Juliette Binoche gives a tour de force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic death of her husband and young daughter. But Blue is more than just a blistering study of grief; it’s also a tale of liberation, as Julie attempts to free herself from the past while confronting truths about the life of her late husband, a composer. Shot in sapphire tones by Sławomir Idziak, and set to an extraordinary operatic score by Zbigniew Preisner, Blue is an overwhelming sensory experience.

Part of our trilogies and triptychs programme