"Blue" is the first of three films in the "Colors Trilogy" directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski.
This is a 1993 French film set in Paris, and stars Juliette Binoche as Julie de Courcy.
"Blue" is a very intense film dealing with deep human emotion. The title is very à propos.
The story begins with an automobile accident that devastates the 33-year-old Julie's life. Although she is only injured, the crash proves fatal for her husband and daughter. In the blink of an eye her world, as she knows it, has come to a precipitous end.
Although Julie makes a full physical recovery, her mental state is fragile as she grapples with an emotional recovery. She tries to deal with her immense grief and find some sense of closure so she can begin life anew.
Julie's husband was a famous composer, and was working on a commissioned concerto at the time of his death. The piece is left unfinished, and his music haunts her. Julie also learns her late husband has had a lover for years. She finds herself now entangled in a passionate mix of love/hate emotions.
As if that were not enough, Julie's husband's assistant, Olivier, has been in love with her for a long time. So she is soon faced with deciding whether she is ready to risk emotional intimacy, and move on with Olivier in her life.
This is a powerful film that evokes thought and emotion in the viewer. It is definitely a must see film. The official FFG rating for this movie is a 10.