julie vignon

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The Kieślowski Chapter - Trois Couleurs: Bleu, pt.1 - Julie

Kieslowski’s trilogy is a compelling and unique example of the use of colours as active parts of the dramaturgic composition of a film. In this first part of his trilogy, blue, encompasses Julie’s journey as it is connected with every part of her life visible to us. From her daughter and the accident (which is the core of her downfall) to her music and the path to reconstructing her existence, blue acts as a reminder (the decorative crystals), as a driving force (the music sheets and envelope) and as a consuming medium (the hospital and the pool).

The film: Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993)

Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Production Designer: Claude Lenoir
Cinematographer: Sławomir Idziak

city life, cigarette in contemplation
you fish for thoughts like a dreamer
you know
soul depth in its details
the grey of your cells weary of travel
let shine your transparent eye
hesitating between puff and smile
you say without words
you love the small, the almost nothing
you come close, intimate
we weren’t afraid of silence
—  Juliette Binoche’s Portraits in-eyes about Julie Vignon, Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Trois coulers: Bleu - Blue, 1993