Blue

Director:   Krzysztof Kieslowski
Year:   1993
Language:   French/Polish
Time:   100 minutes

Blue, the first part of Kieslowski's trilogy on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, is the story of Julie who loses her husband and daughter in a car accident. The film's theme of liberty is manifested in Julie's attempt to start life anew free of personal commitments, belongings, grief and love. She intends to withdraw from the world and live in solitude. Despite her intentions, people from her former and present life intrude with their own needs and irresistibly draw her back to the land of the living.

This film was nominated for three Golden Globe awards.

Rated R for adult situations.

Post-film discussion led by Jean Anne Pugh.

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