It’s been a few years since I saw White and Red, the other two films in Kieslowski’s Three Colors trilogy but I still remember them very well. I am glad to return to these films starting from Blue. This one by far is the saddest of the three and the most humane. Like the other two and all of his films, it is an understated art film. One can call his movies slow or even boring, but I love their deliberate pace and beautiful camera work and editing. Blue is a simple story, a woman loses her husband and daughter in a tragic accident and needs to grieve. She decides to free herself from any connection to any one by withdrawing from her life and living in a small apartment in Paris. She literally just wants to exist. When asked what she does for a living, her answer is “Nothing”. It’s just not that easy to disconnect from any emotion and human connection though and Julie slowly starts finding that out. The film stars Juliette Binoche in one of her finest performances. She does not say much but her face is so expressive that she does not need to.