Three Colors: Blue
This is a past event. Friday, May 24 at 6:00pm
NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR, 97205
Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski. France, Poland, Switzerland, 1993. In French with English subtitles.
The first in a trilogy of films centered on the concepts of liberty, equality and fraternity, Blue is at once a heartbreaking, tender and emotionally resonant film about new life and what it means to lose those closest to you. In a powerfully assured performance, Juliette Binoche stars as Julie Vignon, an upper-middle-class woman seeking both answers to cosmic questions and a fresh start after staggering personal tragedy befalls her. Featuring incredible, saturated cinematography by Sławomir Idziak (The Double Life of Veronique and many Polish new wave classics) and a stunning orchestral score by longtime Kieślowski collaborator Zbigniew Preisner, Blue is both an intense portrait of grief and a resolute argument for continuing in the face of profound loss. Winner, Golden Lion (Best Film), Best Actress and Best Cinematography, 1993 Venice Film Festival. In French with English subtitles.
Winner, Golden Lion (Best Film), Best Actress and Best Cinematography, 1993 Venice Film Festival.