Last century – Three Colors: Blue – 1993

29 Aug

An absolutely mesmerizing movie!

The first installment of the very popular international production trilogy, Three Colors: Blue – Red – White

Blue is the story of sadness, emptiness and sorrow following the tragic deaths of  a husband and a child, leaving a wife to deal with the aftermath.

Nothing was and never will be as you imagined it!

In a slow but very engaging way, you see a struggle or maybe a cleanse, of feelings, of memories, this woman’s transition from caring to, well, basically not giving a crap.

So the million dollar question is… why Blue?

There is a constant throughout the movie, a directorial choice, in every single take you can see a different shade of blue. I could also mention the Blue metaphor, the sadness in her eyes, the desperation, she was simply, Blue.

Blue reminds us of those things we cling to, from our long gone life, how we give them names and importance, and truly just stop us from moving on. It also put things in perspective, how much do we know about ourselves and the people in our past, apparently, NOTHING! So taking one day at a time sounds like a good option to me.

I enjoyed this move, I recommend it, it is difficult to realize that sometimes there are not happy endings.

Oh and one amazing quote: “memories are traps” bad memories I hope!

The next two old century movies I will watch are the rest of the trilogy…  now I’m hooked!

By LaTrosa

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3 Responses to “Last century – Three Colors: Blue – 1993”

  1. AndyWatchesMovies August 30, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    I was floored by this movie and I think it’s my favorite of the three (Red would be a close second). Great write-up!

  2. vinnieh September 2, 2013 at 5:38 am #

    Excellent write up, Binoche was so amazing in conveying her characte’s feelings without speaking.

    • LaTrosa September 2, 2013 at 8:43 am #

      Ahe is amazing, the girl is one of the best

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