Episode 1 – Bleu

It’s our inaugural episode!

We start things off by watching the movie Bleu – one third of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours trilogy.

Anonymous on IMDB describes the movie this way:

“The first part of Kieslowski’s trilogy on France’s national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. ‘Blue’ is the story of Julie who loses her husband, an acclaimed composer and her young 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 or love. She intends to numb herself by withdrawing from the world and living completely independently, anonymously and in solitude in the Parisian metropolis. Despite her intentions, people from her former and present life intrude with their own needs. However, the reality created by the people who need and care about her, a surprising discovery and the music around which the film revolves heal Julie and draws her back to the land of the living.”

Bleu is one of the first art films Brittany ever watched, so it’s an appropriate choice for our first episode.

Next time on Best of Both Worlds: We draw up our March Madness brackets!